Ricky Wilson tells us about his “messiest” VO5 NME Awards memory and Kaiser Chiefs’ next album

Kaiser Chiefs‘ frontman Ricky Wilson has recalled what he claims to be his “messiest” memory of the VO5 NME Awards – as well as sharing details of progress on the band’s new album. Watch our video interview with Wilson above.

“This is the kind of awards where no matter how naughty you are, there’s always someone naughtier than you,” Wilson told NME on the red carpet. “Which I’m happy with.”


Asked about his “messiest” memory of coming to the awards over the years, Wilson looked back on a nasty injury that befell The Cribs’ frontman Ryan Jarman back in 2006.

“I think you’ll probably know the time I’m talking about where Ryan Jarman threw himself onto the table that we were all sat at and ripped open his back – there was blood everywhere.

“We went to the pub round the corner and he was drinking pints, and I swear I saw them gushing out like they do in cartoons. It was horrible. It’s a funny story now, it wasn’t funny at the time.”

Kaiser Chiefs live
Kaiser Chiefs live

And what does 2018 have in store for the Kaiser Chiefs?

“The cards are looking up,” said Wilson. “We’re writing, we’re always writing. We’re touring, we’re always touring. We’re signing a new deal. We’re making another record. When it comes out, we’ll do the rounds saying that it’s the best one ever – like we always do.”

Wilson added that the band have no fixed plans of what sound to explore, following on from the more ‘pop friendly’ approach of last album ‘Stay Together‘.

“We’ll see where the writing goes,” said Wilson. “We don’t go in with an agenda, we don’t come out with one. They just keep letting us do it, so we do it.”

Meanwhile, Wilson has been confirmed to appear on ‘The Great British Bake Off’ alongside Ella Eyre.


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