“When we used to play support slots, our philosophy was always: ‘let’s nick the other band’s fans’. We still like to play better than everyone else.” So Nick ‘Peanut’ Baines, keyboardist for the Kaiser Chiefs, tells Fest prior to their stadium spectacular for T on the Fringe. That openly competitive, laddish attitude is central to the band’s appeal. With the successful release of second album Yours Truly, Angry Mob they have cemented their position as one of the very biggest bands in the UK, with admirers reputedly including the arch-duke of pop himself, Sir Paul McCartney. And the Kaisers’ aggressively catchy hooks, swaggering breakdowns and rousing choruses make their music ideally suited to the live arena; fans can expect a high-energy performance, and in return for their hard work the Kaisers will know they have the most vocal legion of followers going. Like a beer-fuelled karaoke session for thousands, this is sure to be a hoot.