An English indie rock/post-punk revival band from Leeds. The band was formed in 2000 originally named Parma, under which they released one studio album called 22 in 2003 before renaming themselves as Kaiser Chiefs. The band consists of vocalist Ricky Wilson, guitarist Andrew "Whitey" White, bassist Simon Rix, keyboardist Nick "Peanut" Baines and drummer Vijay Mistry. Mistry replaced former drummer Nick Hodgson who left the band in 2012.
The band, under the name Kaiser Chiefs, released seven studio albums; Employment in 2005, Yours Truly, Angry Mob in 2007, Off With Their Heads in 2008, The Future Is Medieval in 2011, Education, Education, Education & War in 2014, Stay Together in 2016 and Duck in 2019. They also released one EP, Lap of Honour in 2005 and a compilation album, Souvenir: The Singles 2004–2012 in 2012. During their career, they had various popular singles, their most popular being Ruby from the album Yours Truly, Angry Mob and I Predict a Riot from the album Employment.
In 2008 in an interview for "digitalspy" Baines said his band is inspired by Muse.