Kaiser Chiefs frontman Richard Wilson has bitterly labelled Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand a "pop" act.

Wilson claims the acclaimed TAKE ME OUT hitmakers - who have swept the board at various music awards this year (05) - have ditched their rock roots in favour of chart success.

He says, "It's pop. Franz Ferdinand are pop. Some people think they've got some hidden, cool art thing.

"They haven't. It's just pop music."

27/03/2005 21:22