Kaiser Chiefs admit they’re worried about the future of guitar bands

Ricky Wilson says being a guitar band may not be a 'viable career' in the future

Kaiser Chiefs have admitted that they’re worried about the future of guitar bands as they believe new bands’ chances of securing a “viable career” have plummeted.

Speaking to Bang Showbiz, singer Ricky Wilson said that though he acknowledged guitar bands would always be there, he was unsure if they’d enjoy too much success.

He said: “Necessity is the mother of invention and there will always be music. Whether it will be a viable career for five guys with guitars I’m not sure at the moment but you know, they’ll be there in a garage somewhere.”


Bassist Simon Rix added that he believed that the demise of record companies has been very damaging for new bands as they needed support early on in their careers.

He said:

What you need when you’re a band, what it took for us was for a record company to give us a little money to get us on tour in a van, to get people to see us, to like our band, to get us on the radio and the telly. That’s what record companies do, and how bands get somewhere, but now they don’t do that because they never make it back.

Kaiser Chiefs released their fourth album ‘The Future Is Medieval’ earlier this year. They tour the UK in early 2012. You can watch a video of the band being interviewed at this summer’s V Festival by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.