Rockers Kaiser Chiefs fear their German-sounding moniker can confuse fans, and admit they were once mistaken for "neo-Nazis".

Fontman Ricky Wilson recalls easing a fan's fears when he revealed the athletic origin of the band's name.

He says, "There was an incident on an aeroplane in Australia when I was sat next to this woman. She said, 'Why are you called the Kaiser Chiefs? That's a horrible name. Is it in any way racist?'

"I said, 'It's probably the least racist name because it's a South African football team.' You should have seen the look of relief on her face. She thought she was sat next to a neo-Nazi."