U.K. indie-rock band Kaiser Chiefs, signed or licensed to Universal affiliates domestically and in the U.S., has broken ranks down under.

The act has signed with Michael Gudinski's Liberator Music for Australia and New Zealand, distributed through Warner Music Austrialia. It was previously with Universal Music Australia and the 2007 album "Your Truly Angry Mob" made the Top 10 in the Australian Recording Industry Association chart.

Liberator will release the act's third album "Off With Their Heads" on Oct. 11, two days before its U.K. release on B-Unique/Universal. The set, which is produced by Mark Ronson and Eliot James, is out in the U.S. on Oct. 14 through Universal Motown.

"We're thrilled that the Kaiser Chiefs have signed to Liberator,” says Gudinski in a statement. “They are the most important international signing the label has made since its inception and together we're going to take both the band and the label to new heights in Australia and New Zealand."

Gudinski's Frontier Touring Company first brought Kaiser Chiefs to Australia in Nov. 2005 as support to the Foo Fighters. In 2007 the Leeds-based act returned twice for Frontier, playing two club dates in March that sold out in ten minutes and a full-scale national run in July and August.

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