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19 May 2017, 15:24
Tom Meighan included the Kaiser Chiefs in a short list of bands that had survived the decade.
Ricky Wilson has responded to Kasabian's claims that only a handful of indie bands have survived from the noughties.
In an interview with NME, Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan mused: “There’s only us and the [Arctic] Monkeys left on that level," adding "Kaiser Chiefs too, probably."
Now, speaking to the outlet at the Ivor Novello awards, the Kaiser Chiefs frontman has addressed their claims, saying: "That’s very nice of Kasabian to say so. I’m a big fan of the guys. They’ve always been very generous with their time for us. We got signed at a Kasabian gig, actually. We supported them in Hull and that’s where we signed our first record deal.”
However, the I Predict A Riot singer still recognised his less-active peers, who he maintained were "all out there," adding: “If you’ve made a record, you’ve survived. It’s always going to be there so I wouldn’t really worry too much about anything."
However, one band that didn't take too well to Meighan's comments were The Charlatans, with frontman Tim Burgess posting the article alongside the words: "Oh do fuck off".
Oh do fuck off https://t.co/7xdRgh69Iq— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) May 6, 2017
"Tim Burgess should read the interview, not the headline."