Kaiser Chiefs have said that they predicted the riots in the UK.
Speaking to NME.COM at the V Festival, lead guitarist Andrew ‘Whitey’ White said that their lyrics foretold of the civil unrest around the country, click above the watch the clip.
In the video which can be seen above, White said: “It’s funny, if you listen to our lyrics and give it a fucking chance, we did predict this. We sing about culture and the state of city centres and the state of society for five years.”
Singer Ricky Wilson added: “I was reading an article about a moaning old rock star who was saying that no one writes about culture anymore and I was thinking ‘who are you listening to?'”
Wilson said that the band had flown back from Australia and stayed up watching the rolling news of the riots. “It was pretty shocking stuff. The next day we had a day off (so) we had a bit of a look round and clean up with brooms.”