Kaiser Chiefs: 'We're a singles band' Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

Ricky Wilson also reveals his favourite of Kaiser Chiefs' 16 singles

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has admitted that he and his bandmates are now ''a singles band''.

'Souvenir: The Singles 2004 – 2012' features 16 tracks in all, including two brand new tracks 'Listen To Your Head' and 'On The Run'. The collection also includes material from across the band's four studio albums and features hit singles 'Oh My God', 'Ruby', 'I Predict A Riot' and 'Modern Way'. It was released on Monday (June 4).

Speaking to NME about the compilation, Wilson said that he thought it was fitting that the band compile all their hits in this manner as people think of them as "a singles band."

He said of this: "People like to refer to us as a singles band and I guess we are a singles band. It's not something we set out to do. We wanted to make albums, but people don't think of us that way. Albums these days seem to adverts for singles with some tracks to bulk them out. It used to be the other way round."

The singer also said he had been partly motivated to put out 'Souvenir' as he believed a lot of younger fans could get into the Kaiser Chiefs through a 'Best Of' compilation.

He said of this: "I got into bands through 'Best Ofs'. That's how I got into The Smiths, The Kinks, The Small Faces. They're great to have in the car too, that's what I always listen to when I drive."

Wilson also revealed what his favourite of the band's singles was, naming 'Oh My God' as his pick.

Asked what his favourite was, he replied: "'Oh My God'. It was one of the first songs we wrote and it gave us the blueprint for what we were. It's odd and yet we managed to smuggle it on to 'Top Of The Pops' and all over the radio. When we wrote it we didn't have an audience and it gave us one. We end with it most nights too."

You can watch a video interview with the band from this year's NME Awards by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

The tracklisting for 'Souvenir: The Singles 2004 – 2012' is as follows:

'Oh My God'
'Ruby'
'I Predict A Riot'
'Never Miss A Beat'
'Everything Is Average Nowadays'
'The Angry Mob'
'Listen To Your Head'
'Every Day I Love You Less and Less'
'Little Shocks'
'Love's Not A Competition (But I'm Winning)'
'Good Days Bad Days'
'On The Run'
'You Can Have It All'
'Modern Way'
'Man On Mars'
'Kinda Girl You Are'


Kaiser Chiefs are playing at this year's T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Read More On This Artist

Video: Kaiser Chiefs - 'I'm Glad We're Playing Reading And Leeds'

Kaiser Chiefs Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £35

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £49


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £59


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £49


Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £35

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £44


Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £35

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £49


Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £28

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £55


Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £28

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £50


Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £28

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £50


Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £28

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £46


Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £32

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £55


Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £35

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £27

back to top

More News
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver cover Phil Collins and White Stripes – watch
Gwar's Jizmak Da Gusha: 'I was going to kill Dave Grohl until he said something nice...
Statue of Eleanor Rigby made from more than £1m in used banknotes on display in Liverpool
The Script score third Official Albums Chart Number One with 'No Sound Without Silence'
Jake Bugg: 'Manufactured pop bands don't have any soul'
Lauryn Hill's London comeback show subject to harsh Twitter criticism
Tatu's Lena Katina responds to bandmate's homophobia: 'People should be free to...
Producer Tony Visconti says he was misquoted over 'new David Bowie album' comment
La Roux: 'I've never made any money from record sales'
Kendrick Lamar downplays guest appearances on new album
Jamie T: 'Damon Albarn told me to write from the heart'
Stevie Nicks unveils title track from '24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault' - listen
Kanye West shares photos from his community service fashion class
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith cover The Rolling Stones - watch
Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates
Johnny Flynn stars in new trailer for Channel 4 sitcom 'Scrotal Recall' - watch
Bishop Nehru and Doom preview NehruvianDOOM album with new track 'Caskets' – listen
Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album
SBTRKT previews new album 'Wonder Where We Land' at iTunes Festival in London
Iceage reveal new song 'How Many' - listen
Trent Reznor previews 'Gone Girl' soundtrack ahead of cinema release
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver form Pop All Star Band supergroup

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
31 Jan 2015 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets
from £35

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

31 Jan 2015 Echo Arena Liverpool

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets
from £49

02 Feb 2015 Caird Hall Dundee

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets
from £59

More Tickets

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today