Kaiser Chiefs: We didn't mean to upset Sturmey Archer

Indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs says it wished to pay homage to Sturmey Archer after being accused of 'stealing' the cycle manufacturer's logo

Kaiser Chiefs and Sturmey Archer artwork

Leeds Indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs have responded to the accusation that they 'blatantly copied' their new album cover artwork from packaging made by bicycle component manufacturer Sturmey Archer.

"The lyrics of our new album Education, Education, Education & War look into Britain's past and our designer has deliberately created artwork that references Britain's Heritage," they told music magazine NME via a statement.

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