Kaiser Chiefs have revealed that they want their track ‘Coming Home’ to be England’s unofficial World Cup anthem.
Gary Barlow has penned the official England song, ‘Greatest Day’. It features former Spice Girl Mel C, Pixie Lott, Katy B and Gary Lineker.
However, Kaiser Chiefs are hoping fans will be playing their track. Speaking to The Sun, the band’s bassist Simon Rix said: “Hopefully, ‘Coming Home’ will be played when England are carrying the World Cup on the plane back home.”
Frontman Ricky Wilson joked: “We could always do a special edition – ‘Coming Home Early’!”
Wilson also revealed that the band were asked to write a World Cup song in 2006, but turned it down – a decision he says he now regrets.
“We were asked to do a World Cup song but we said no. We said we didn’t have the time. But you can make some time for something like that,” he revealed. “When the World Cup was on, we were all sitting in the pub going, ‘We could have been doing this’.”
Kaiser Chiefs release their new album ‘Education, Education, Education & War’ on March 31.