Kaiser Chiefs rejected David Bowie’s lyrics for new album ‘The Future Is Medieval’

Band also reveal album was influenced by Oasis' 'Be Here Now'

Kaiser Chiefs have revealed that they asked David Bowie for help with the lyrics to their new fan-compiled album ‘The Future Is Medieval’ – but rejected his contributions.

Speaking to the News Of The World, drummer and songwriter Nick Hodgson revealed that they contacted Bowie through the record’s producer Tony Visconti, who has worked with the Thin White Duke throughout his career.

Tony texted David asking for his suggestions to finish off a verse [on ‘Man On Mars’] and he came up with a couple of lines,” Hodgson recalled.

“I’m such a big Bowie fan I can’t believe I’m saying this, but they just weren’t right, so I’ve missed out on a Hodgson/Bowie writing credit. Gutted!”

Hodgson also revealed that Oasis‘Be Here Now’ influenced the album, which was released on Friday (June 3).

“We all know that record has loads of problems, but at least it’s got an attitude, unlike the twee and boring folk music that’s so popular at the moment,” he commented.

Fans are able to download ‘The Future Is Medieval for £7.50 and then choose their favourite ten tracks from the selection of 20 on offer on kaiserchiefs.com.

They can share their version of the record with other people once it has been created, and earn £1 each time it is purchased by someone else.

Kaiser Chiefs will play two intimate shows at Falmouth Princes Pavillion on June 7 and June 8, as well as a headline show at London’s Electric Ballroom on June 16. They have also confirmed slots at Glastonbury, V Festival and the Isle Of Wight Festival.