The Kaiser Chiefs are taking a break!
The rockers are set to support Green Day on their US tour before returning to the UK for a few festival appearances, but will then be on holiday for the rest of the year so they can focus on their lives.
Singer Ricky revealed: “We’ve all got things that we’re doing outside of the band – I’ve got five years of letters to open. Nick has bought an electric drum kit and was making up a song about people in Shoreditch the other day
Our keyboardist Peanut’s building a studio too, but he’ll be working on that until the day he dies.”
Despite confessing he is bored of the music business, Ricky insists the group – which is also comprised of guitarist Andrew ‘Whitey’ White, bassist Simon Rix, keyboard player Nick ‘Peanut’ Baines and drummer Nick Hodgson – aren’t planning a hiatus so he can launch a TV career.
He added to Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “I’m too into being in the band. They’d have to pay me a fuckload of money to do TV!
“When we made the last record we wanted to do it quickly and have loads of fun. Then you finish it and hand it in like homework. That’s when it becomes really boring.
“Everyone starts scrutinising it and all you want to do is get back to being in a band with your friends. That’s what I want to do.”