Kaiser Chiefs ‘needed to get bored’ before beginning work on their new album

Ricky Wilson: 'I haven't felt this creative since we first started'

Kaiser Chiefs‘ frontman Ricky Wilson has revealed the band “needed to get bored” in order to rediscover their hunger for writing new music.

The Leeds band, who decided to take a break following their homecoming appearance at last August’s Leeds Festival, are now working on a follow-up to 2008’s ‘Off With Their Heads’.

“After a couple of months [off] we got bored,” Ricky Wilson told BBC. “Then I got really bored, then mind-numbingly bored and that’s when you start thinking about the fact you want to get up and do something again.”

Currently recording new material in drummer Nick Hodgson‘s newly built studio, Wilson gave an update on proceedings.

“I haven’t felt this creative since we first started,” he explained. “We’re playing around at the moment, I’m sending him [Hodgson] words and lyrics in the mail. He’s sending me CDs in the mail.”

He added: “There’s no release date – what would be the point? It’s funny, I read on the internet people going, ‘When is the new album coming out?’ Give us a chance!”