UK indie rockers Kasabian gave a surprise performance of Cypress Hill’s ‘Insane In The Brain’ to Australian radio station Triple J earlier this week. The Leicester four-piece are currently promoting their upcoming sixth studio album ‘For Crying Out Loud’.
Kasabian have often incorporated hip hop elements into their music (particularly on their first record); however, something Kasabian fans may have been unaware of is just how profound an influence hip hop music has had on the band.
Speaking to Triple J, guitarist Serge Pizzorno explained: “From the get-go, from the first release, which was ‘Processed Beats’, it’s always been a huge influence, on the production especially, and the delivery as well. I’ve always thought Tom was an MC, not a singer.”
When asked what his MC name would be, singer Tom Meighan replied: “MC Meighan, probably. Megatron? Megatron Meighan, that’s cool. MC Megatron Meihan, that’s cool, man. Cheers, bye.”
The band proceeded to give a pretty convincing rendition of the Cypress Hill classic ‘Insane In The Brain’.
Listen to the Cypress Hill cover below:
Kasabian are set to release their sixth studio album ‘For Crying Out Loud’ on April 28 via Sony Music. The album will be the band’s first record to feature a parental advisory label, and has so far been supported by a new single titled ‘You’re In Love With A Psycho’.
The band will also be embarking on an intimate tour leading up to the albums release.
Here is a full list of upcoming tour dates:
Wed 12 April – LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru
Thu 13 April – BIRMINGHAM 02 Academy
Sat 15 April – NEWPORT, Newport Centre
Sun 16 April – SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, Cliffs Pavillion
Tue 18 April LONDON, The Forum
Wed 19 April – LONDON, The Forum
Thu 20 April – LONDON, The Forum
Sat 22 April – DUBLIN, Olympia