This time last year Menston indie band the Kaiser Chiefs were working regular jobs, rehearsing whenever they could and dreaming of the big time.

One year on and their second single, Oh my God, is dominating the nation's airwaves and is set to go top ten in tomorrow's chart countdown.

Last night the band made their debut appearance on the Top of the Pops TV show and their debut album Employment promises to be one of the records of the year.

Speaking in between TV appearances, guitarist Andy White said the whole experience had yet to sink in.

"We're just so busy at the moment that we are kind of oblivious to all that's happening around us," he said. "Maybe later in the year when we get some time off it will start to sink in.

"At the moment it is looking like the single is in the top ten and we've all got our fingers crossed that it will stay there for Sunday.

"It's just an unbelievable feeling. This time last year we were still working in regular jobs and this week we are on Top of the Pops.

"That's why we decided to call the album 'Employment'. While we've not got what people might call 'proper jobs', we're doing what we've always wanted, which is our idea of employment."

Employment is released on Monday, March 7, and seems set to enjoy similar levels of success to Bradford-born Bob Hardy's band Franz Ferdinand whose debut album sold more than a million copies last year.

Andy said: "We've met Bob and the guys in Franz Ferdinand loads of times. We've played loads of gigs with them and partied with them many times.

"We're really proud to be part of the flourishing music scene coming out of West Yorkshire. There are loads more places to play in the area at the moment and some really great bands coming through."

The band has a hectic 12 months ahead, setting off for America next month for a lengthy tour before returning to the UK for a headlining tour. Many of the dates have already sold out and some have had to be upgraded to larger venues due to demand for tickets.

However, Andy hopes the band will be able to return to Bradford later in the year for a homecoming show.

Andy and lead singer Ricky Wilson grew up in Garforth while bass player Simon Rix, drummer Nick Hodgson and keyboard player Nick Baines (aka Peanut), all met in the same class at St Mary's Catholic school in Menston.

"At the moment we just get told where we are going to play but hopefully later on this year we'll be able to choose our gigs," Andy said. "I'd love for us to play at St George's Hall."