Kasabian discuss the influences behind their next album

by Martin
Kasabian are headlining Glastonbury later this month

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Kasabian released their current album ‘Velociraptor!’ back in 2011 which was the follow-up to the hugely successful third album ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’.

The band, who first formed in 2007 are now working on their fifth studio album and have revealed which other artists have influenced them in their writing.

Kasabian have spoken in the latest Q Magazine issue and have said their fifth album (which remains untitled at present) could be released in June 2014.

Though not confirmed definitely the band commented on the likes of Nirvana, Kanye West and Death Grips being influences for the new album.


Serge Pizzorno, guitarist for the band continued: “I don’t want to give it any adjectives. You have to be careful because they stick.”

Speaking of the sound of ‘Bumblebee’, one of the tracks set to be on the album, Pizzorno said: “It’s Beastie Boys dub with a sort of Zeppelin, Rage Against The Machine chorus. It’s got the flavour of a bank robbery getaway car.”

He added: “Everything drops to barely nothing and then the fucking hand of God slams the floor.

“It goes ‘click’ and then it’s like, ‘Fuck – get out of the way’. You’ll be able to see the moshpit from space.”

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Frontman Tom Meighan also spoke about his own ambitions for the new album and said: “This record is as good as it gets for us. If we were on a mountain, we’re at the top of Mount Everest now.”

“We’ve stuck the flag in and we’re saluting it. Top of the world, mate – that’s where we are.”

Kasabian announced at the end of November last year that on the 21st of June 2014 they would play a special homecoming show at Victoria Park in Leicester.

Tickets for the shows may be available from Ticketmaster and KasabianLive.com.

Watch below as Kasabian performed their hit ‘Fire’ at the 2010 T in the Park festival in Scotland.