Kaiser Chiefs have backed out of a potentially explosive chart battle with Oasis.
Frontman Ricky Wilson boasted to me that his outfit had swiped the title of most popular band in Britain from Noel Gallagher and his lads.
With both acts set for big album releases in October, the music industry was getting its Calvin Klein-knickers in a twist over the prospect of them going head-to-head in the charts.
But now the Kaisers have decided to release their as-yet-untitled third CD a week after Oasis issue their follow-up to 2005’s Don’t Believe The Truth.
That should mean they both get a week at No1.
A source revealed: "October is shaping up to be a month of big releases. Not only are the Kaisers and Oasis scheduling new albums for that month, but Keane are too.
"It’s going to be a titanic struggle at the top of the charts and the Kaisers want to get to No1. They think the best way of ensuring that does happen is to release after Oasis and before Keane."
Last month Ricky told me: "Music has moved on and I think we are the band that most music fans would see as the successor to Oasis."
An old-fashioned head-to-head would have shown beyond doubt which band was top of the pops. So today I’m urging Ricky to rethink his plans.
Put your hand down your Calvins, find your cojones and release your record on October 6, as Oasis intend to.
Bring it on...
18 June 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 stopcryingyourheartout.com 3 comments