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Kaisers denounce 'boring' indie

Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson

Much of the indie scene has become "very boring", with record labels pushing bands playing "indie by numbers", the Kaiser Chiefs have said.

Singer Ricky Wilson said some bands "didn't seem to be enjoying themselves" and were "going through the motions".

He told the BBC that the band - one of Britain's biggest indie groups - had made their third album "weird and fresh and radical" in response.

The album, Off With Their Heads, is released in the UK on 13 October.

Their new single, Never Miss A Beat, will come out a week before.

"Indie bands are big, so a lot of record companies are pushing indie bands and going 'we've got one and they dress in vests'," Wilson said. "That indie by numbers is boring."

Songwriter and drummer Nick Hodgson added: "It's very, very boring."

Wilson continued: "We're not going to point fingers or name names, but we've noticed that [other bands] didn't seem to be enjoying themselves on their new records, they seemed to be going through the motions."


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