KASABIAN EASTERN PROMISE
Flabbergasted by the chart takeover of pop and hip-hop, Leicester’s finest sons are firing on all cylinders. And I for one am glad to have them back.
Speaking to me at the Mojo Honours List launch at HMV, at London’s Oxford Circus, Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno, both 28, were on top form.
Swinging his shoulder-length locks, Tom revealed with a grin that the power of his new hairdo was giving them an extra edge.
He explained: “I’m going for the whole Samurai look as we’ve just come back from Japan. “I haven’t got into the straighteners yet, f*** that, I just wash and go!”
He declared: “It feels mega to be back, but there’s nothing good around.
“Things have changed in the year and a bit we’ve been making the new record.
“We are back to shake things up seriously.
“No-one has any balls any more. What’s going on, Kim?”
If anyone can put the boot in it’s Kasabian.
The band have been a fi rm staple on my stereo since I first heard Club Foot in 2004.
And they are one of the fi nest live bands we have on the scene.
When they warm up the Pyramid stage for Bruce Springsteen, 59, at Glastonbury they might just even over-shadow The Boss himself.
Upcoming third opus West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum will be released on June 8.
It has been produced by Dan The Automator, who twiddled the Gorillaz debut album.
Teasing the lucky crowd at this Mojo free gig with three blinding new songs, including awesome first single Fire, out June 1, Kasabian proved they’re not all talk and no action.
The storming psychedelic tunes are anthems in the making.
Tom added: “It’s going to be f***ing epic. It really is our best album yet.
“This style of album is always something that we wanted to do, which is why we’ve taken our time.” So glad to have you back lads.