Kaiser Chiefs reveal new album and EP plans

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Kaiser Chiefs are set to release a series of brand new EPs and downloads in 2008, as they strive to break free of the conventional album release cycle.

Speaking to NME.COM, drummer Nick Hodgson explained that the band were bored with the usual process of recording an album every two years, and wanted to do something different.

“We mentioned mini-albums and double EPs, but we’ve got no fixed plans yet,” he said. “We’ve got the songs though, which is good.”

“We want to break the routine of having to make an album every two years. It’s totally boring,” he continued. “In the charts there are tons of indie bands playing chords and singing songs about the weekend. We’re going to be doing the opposite and being the best.”

The band have already started playing new songs as part of their live set, with ‘You Want History’ and ‘Never Miss A Beat’ aired on their recent winter tour.

“When we played them the crowd were excited,” explained Hodgson. “The reaction when we finished playing shocked us, because we’ve never had that with a new song before.

“With the second album we tried to consolidate and be more song-based,” he concluded. “This year we’re going to relax more and just enjoy doing music. We’ve got nothing to lose.”

See this week’s NME for the full low-down on the Kaiser Chiefs’ album, plus new album exclusives from the likes of CSS, Pete Doherty, Dirty Pretty Things and Franz Ferdinand.

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