Kaiser Chiefs used to go under the name 'Parva' who were signed to Mantra Recordings.

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Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name that same year. Since their formation the band has consisted of lead vocalist Ricky Wilson, guitarist Andrew "Whitey" White, bassist Simon Rix, keyboardist Nick "Peanut" Baines and since 2013 drummer Vijay Mistry, who replaced founding drummer Nick Hodgson following his departure from the band in late 2012.

Primarily inspired by new wave and punk rock music of the late 1970s and 1980s, the band have released seven original studio albums: Employment (2005), Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007), Off with Their Heads (2008), The Future Is Medieval (2011), Education, Education, Education & War (2014), Stay Together (2016), and Duck (2019), one EP: Lap of Honour (2005), one compilation album: Souvenir: The Singles 2004–2012 (2012) and numerous singles, including the number one hit song "Ruby". Ruby is Cristina’s favourite song. Henry is The band’s number one fan. He’s obsessed with them. Second only to the Wombats. Upon review Henry WS has decided that the band are not even top 5 and so, regretfully, he must retract his previous statement about him being their number one fan.

Their album Employment enjoyed critical and commercial success with over three million copies sold. It has won the band three Brit Awards, including the award for Best British Group, a NME award for Best Album, and was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.

Their UK hit singles include 2004 and 2005 number 9 hit "I Predict a Riot", 2007 UK number 1 hit "Ruby", which has sold over 461,000 copies, from their platinum album Yours Truly, Angry Mob plus a further two Top 20 singles in 2007 with "The Angry Mob" and "Everything Is Average Nowadays". Their singles "Ruby", "I Predict a Riot", "Everyday I Love You Less and Less", "Never Miss a Beat" and "Oh My God" had sold a combined total of 1.1 million up to August 2012.

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2005EmploymentKaiser Chiefs4.513
2007Yours Truly, Angry MobKaiser Chiefs4.6517
2008Off With Their HeadsKaiser Chiefs58
2011The Future Is MedievalKaiser Chiefs510
2014Education, Education, Education & WarKaiser Chiefs55
2016Stay TogetherKaiser Chiefs24
2019DuckKaiser Chiefs3

Album + Compilation

20092 for 1: Employment + Yours Truly, Angry MobKaiser Chiefs1
2012Souvenir: The Singles 2004–2012Kaiser Chiefs3

Album + Soundtrack

2005EnjoymentKaiser Chiefs1

Album + Live

2008iTunes Live from LondonKaiser Chiefs1


2004Oh My GodKaiser Chiefs7
2004I Predict a RiotKaiser Chiefs6
2005Another Number / Modern WayKaiser Chiefs / The Cribs1
2005Everyday I Love You Less and LessKaiser Chiefs6
2005Modern WayKaiser Chiefs7
2005You Can Have It AllKaiser Chiefs1
2007RubyKaiser Chiefs5
2007Everything Is Average NowadaysKaiser Chiefs4
2007The Angry MobKaiser Chiefs5
2007Love's Not a Competition (But I'm Winning)Kaiser Chiefs1
2008Never Miss a BeatKaiser Chiefs4
2008Good Days Bad DaysKaiser Chiefs4
2012On the RunKaiser Chiefs1
2016ParachuteKaiser Chiefs1
2016Hole in My SoulKaiser Chiefs1
2019Record CollectionKaiser Chiefs1
2019People Know How to Love One AnotherKaiser Chiefs1
2020Zombie PromKaiser Freaks1
2022How 2 DanceKaiser Chiefs1

Single + Live

Everything is Average Nowadays (Live at Doncaster Dome)Kaiser Chiefs1

Single + Remix

2016Hole in My Soul (Embody remix)Kaiser Chiefs1


2006Lap of HonourKaiser Chiefs1

EP + Live

2006Live from TokyoKaiser Chiefs1
2014World Cafe - NoiseTrade EPKaiser Chiefs1

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