Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson is “excited” to be up against Take That and Girls Aloud at the BRIT Awards.

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The 30-year-old rocker is proud to be facing such “massive” pop stars in the British Group category at the London ceremony on February 20, and insists he would rather lose out to a “bigger band” than any of their indie rivals.

He said: “I’m surprised to be in the same category as Take That and Girls Aloud but it’s exciting. You think of them as being massive bands and I think it’s healthy to think of people as bigger than you.

“You can’t really compete with Girls Aloud. But if The Editors or The Arctic Monkeys win, then I’d be a bit angry.”

The Kaiser Chiefs have already tasted BRITs glory with the success of their debut album Employment helping them win awards for Best British Group, Best British Rock Act and Best British Live Act in 2006.

However, Ricky insists success would be sweeter this time around. He told The Sun: “It is better being nominated for your second album than five times for your first. It shows we’re still relevant and vital. You forget the BRITs are like the Oscars. Being nominated for them is a better feeling than you think.”

The Kaiser Chiefs – which also includes drummer Nick Hodgson, guitarist Andrew White, bassist Simon Rix and keyboard player Nick Baines – have also been nominated for Best British Live Act and Best British Single for Ruby, which they intend to perform at the ceremony at Earl’s Court.