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Wednesday September 2, 2009 10:54 am

Kaiser Chiefs Not Splitting Up

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Rumors, Alternative,

Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs have laughed off rumors they are set to split.

The group dismissed speculation that their performances at last weekend’s Reading and Leeds festivals would be their last, insisting their calendar is empty because they are in need of a vacation.

“It’s our last show for the foreseeable future, so it’s a bit of an abyss. You think if it was our last one ever, we wouldn’t be having a good time? I don’t think bands split up when they’re still good friends and having a good time with each other,” Frontman Ricky Wilson said. “We just haven’t written anything new and we haven’t booked anything. If people look at your diary and see you haven’t booked anything, they think you’re stopping. We’ve been on tour for five years and we want to spend some of our money on air travel! I never really saw the point of going on holiday before. but last week I was in Tel Aviv and went in the sea. I thought, Oh, I get it now, it’s fun.”

The group insist the main reason for their break is having “nothing to do” and not wanting to release material for the sake of it.

“We’ve just got nothing to do. We don’t want to bring out and album before Christmas, we don’t want to bring out an album after Christmas. We don’t want to go into the studio, there are no more gigs. It’s a bit like when we first started and had proper jobs and did a gig a month,” Ricky added to XFM radio.



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