Kasabian Discuss New Record

kasabian2Indie rockers Kasabian have finally broken the silence about their upcoming sixth studio album. In a recent interview with ‘Q’, the band revealed that the new record includes ‘one of the best tunes they’ve ever written’.

Kasabian are perhaps the biggest British rock act since the turn of the century. Taking influence from a number of great UK bands such as The Stone Roses and Oasis, Kasabian have picked up a dedicated fanbase thanks to their unique blend of indie rock and electronic music.

Since dropping their debut self titled album in 2004, Kasabian have achieved four number one studio records and a string of top selling singles including ‘Clubfoot’, ‘LSF’, ‘Empire’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Eez-eh’.

Their most recent release ’48:13′ peaked at number one in the UK and spawned four hit singles. However, despite its undeniable commercial success, the album was heavily scrutinised in the music press, and is widely regarded as one of the groups most mediocre efforts.

It has been three years since the release of ’48:13′, and the band look set to release a new record at some point in early 2017. Kasabian are well known for being outspoken about their music, and are often accused of arrogance. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that the band are supremely confident about their upcoming release.

In a recent interview guitarist Serge Pizzorno said of the record: “In May, the record was done but I’d never had any time off so I thought, ‘You know what? I’m going to have the summer off for the first time in my life’,” he said. “It was incredible. I got married, went on holiday for ages and just lived a bit. When I came back in September I decided to graffiti over everything. I’d done everything on an acoustic for the first time and had these beautiful, crafting tunes but started graffiting over the lot, just taking it to another level. I wrote another tune, which is incredible, and then two weeks later I wrote one of the best tunes I’ve ever written.”

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