After enjoying much success in the UK and the rest of Europe, the Kaiser Chiefs were able to cross over to the American market with their album "Employment." The album featured the song "I Predict A Riot," a catchy, aggressive song that earned the band many new fans. The Kaiser Chiefs earned many high accolades for " Employment," including a nomination for the famed Mercury Prize.
Although "Employment" was a success in North America, the Kaiser Chiefs couldn't capture that same magic with their follow-up "Your Truly, Angry Mob." However, that record, along with the lead single "Ruby," was very successful in Europe. This began a pattern of the band releasing their albums and songs in Europe well before releasing them in North America.
In fact, for their latest album, the Kaiser Chiefs waited almost a full nine months before releasing the record in North America. The album was originally called "The Future is Medieval," but the band decided to change the title to "Start the Revolution Without Me" for American audiences. The group even significantly varied the track listing from the original release.Can't get enough? There's more: 'The Future Is Medieval' With the Kaiser Chiefs