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Kasabian (formed 1999)
Kasabian is an alternative rock band, originally from Leicester, England. The original line-up of the band consisted of Tom Meighan on vocals, Sergio Pizzorno on guitar and vocals, Chris Edwards on bass, Chris Karloff on keyboards and guitar and Ash Hannis on drums. Hannis left after the debut album was released. He was replaced by Ian Matthews. Chris Karloff was also asked to leave the band around this time. Jay Mehler was his replacement.
Kasabian: Formation & Early Years
The members of Kasabian met whilst they were attending Leysland High School and Countesthorpe Community College in Leicestershire.
The band's name comes from Linda Kasabian. She was the girl who drove the getaway car in the Charles Bronson Tate / LaBianca murders. The original name chosen for the band was Saracuse. It was with that name that the band started recording material at Leicester's Bedrock Studios.
The band's debut album was self-titled and was released in September 2004 on Arista Records. Kasabian's first two single releases, 'Processed Beats' and 'Reason is Treason' achieved moderate success. It was not until the release of 'Club Foot', though, that they achieved chart success. The track reached number 21 in the UK charts.
Following a performance on the 'Other Stage' at Glastonbury 2005, Kasabian began writing and recording their second album. Empire was released in August 2006 and by the time of its release, the band had seen two lineup changes. The title track from the album was released as the lead single and reached number nine in the UK singles charts. The next two singles were 'Shoot The Runner' and 'Me Plus One'. In October 2006, Kasabian recorded Live From Abbey Road at the infamous London studios that became famous when The Beatles recorded there.
At the 2007, NME Awards, Kasabian won the award for Best Live Act. That same year, they played the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, as well as performing as part of the Live Earth event, at Wembley Stadium. When they played at Edinburgh's Hogmany party, Oasis' Noel Gallagher joined them on guitar for the last three songs.
For their third album, Kasabian noted that Pink Floyd and particularly Syd Barrett had influenced the sound of the recordings. It was during these recordings that Jay Mehler joined as a permanent member. The title for the album was announced as West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Dan the Automator, best known for his work with Gorillaz, was chosen to produce the album. The video for 'Vlad the Impaler' featured Noel Fielding of The Mighty Boosh as a vampire slayer.
'Are You Looking For Action' is the new song from Kasabian's album 'For Crying Out Loud'.
Kasabian have launched an impressive new video for their song 'Are You Looking For Action'; a clip that was filmed in just one continuous take and live streamed this week. Co-directed by Aitor Throup and Sing J Lee, the video correlates with the band's full back catalogue.
Kasabian release live music video for 'Are You Looking For Action'
The Leicester four-piece shot the new video in a nightclub at a secret East London location on Tuesday (May 9th 2017) in collaboration with LADbible following the release of their sixth studio album 'For Crying Out Loud'. It was then streamed live through Kasabian and LADbible's Facebook pages.
Continue reading: Kasabian Launch Live One-Take Video For 'Are You Looking For Action'
The O2 Forum Kentish Town is tonight's venue for the third and final London show as part of the Kasabian's intimate UK tour in preparation for the band's 6th studio album 'For Cryin Out Loud', released on April 28. Opening with the track 'Comeback Kid,' one of twelve songs featured on the highly anticipated album, marks a gentle way to start what we all know will turn out to be a raucous Thursday night gig.
Crowd pleasers 'Bumblebee', 'Underdog' and 'Eez-Eh' follow sending the sold out 2300 capacity venue into a frenzy. Frontman Tom Meighan and guitarist Sergio Pizzorno true friendship is demonstrated throughout the gig and their love for performing together is still very much evident.
Continue reading: Kasabian - The O2 Forum Kentish Town, London (20.04.2017) Live Review
Summer 2017 is shaping up to be good one for music!
As March progressed and the sun began to come out a little bit, it was hard not to get the feeling that 2017 had finally begun to actually happen after the cold winter months. So it was for music fans, who were treated to a lot of great news about new music from some of the biggest bands in the industry, both in Britain and internationally.
We’ve detailed six of the biggest – and, hopefully, best – new albums to look out for in the coming few months!
Gorillaz - Humanz
Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno says playing Reading Festival was one of the ''best days ever''.
The 36-year-old guitarist and his band mates - Tom Meighan, Chris Edwards and Ian Matthews - will be headlining the festival at Richmond Park on August 25.
Speaking on Absolute Radio, he said: ''We went to Reading as kids, that yellow poster I got and framed it because it meant so much. It's a big old gig and we attacked it and it was amazing, weren't it? It was one of the best days ever.''
Continue reading: Kasabian Love Reading Festival
Kasabian's new album 'For Crying Out Loud',was inspired by Motown and the seventies, which saw ''strong melodies and great riffs''.
Kasabian's new album was inspired by Motown.
The English rock band, which is comprised of Tom Meighan, Serge Pizzorno, Chris Edwards, and Ian Matthews have admitted their new LP titled 'For Crying Out Loud', which is set to be released next month, was influenced by the iconic seventies era when guitarists had ''strong melodies and great riffs''.
The bands 36-year-old guitarist told the Evening Standard Online: ''On a grand scale we want to save guitar music from hell and be the saviours of rock and roll. In reality, I wanted to try and make an album full of really good, well-crafted songs.
Continue reading: Kasabian's Album For Cying Out Loud Inspired By Motown
The group, who all hail from Leicester, plan to mark the city's football club's memorable season with a huge gig at the end of May.
Leicester City fans Kasabian have announced plans for a huge, one-off gig at the club’s stadium next month, in celebration of the team’s extraordinary season.
The Midlands football club, known as the Foxes, stand on the brink of one of the most astonishing and unlikely achievements in sporting history, as the 5,000-1 rank outsiders are just one victory away from winning the English Premier League.
However, win or lose – and it seems increasingly likely that it will be a win – the indie rock group, who hail from the city, will perform in front of 30,000 fans at the club’s King Power Stadium on May 28th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (April 30th).
Endangered birds and local opposition had threatened to derail the move to the new site at Strathallan Castle, but the local council gave the organisers the nod on Tuesday.
Following an uncertain few weeks, T In The Park has been given the go-ahead for its new site at Strathallan Castle.
The BBC reported that a 90 minute meeting of the Perth and Kinross Council on Tuesday resulted in unanimous support for the application submitted by DF Concerts, which lasts for three years and is subject to a handful of conditions.
Calvin Harris is one of the big names at this year's T In The Park
Continue reading: T In The Park 2015 Given The Green Light
Tom Meighan, Sergio Pizzorno, Chris Edwards and Kasabian - Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event held at Griffith Observatory - Arrivals at Griffith Observatory - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th April 2015
Ospreys are reported to have built a nest within the noise disturbance 'buffer zone' that the law is required to enforce, leaving T In The Park hanging in the balance.
The annual T In The Park festival in Scotland is under threat of cancellation if the local council for its proposed new site at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire fails to approve its application.
Opposition to the move from environmental protestors has been gathering momentum following a recent report that nesting ospreys had arrived within a proposed 2,500 feet ‘buffer zone’ designed by law to protect such species.
Kasabian are set to headline T In The Park - but will it even go ahead?
Continue reading: Could 'T In The Park' Be Under Threat Of Cancellation?
Kasabian and Calvin Harris are heading to V Festival 2015
Calvin Harris and Kasabian have been announced as headliners for this year's V Festival. The Scottish DJ and Leicester rockers were head up the bill at Hylands Park and Weston Park and will be joined by Sam Smith, James Bay, Ellie Goulding, The Script, George Ezra, Stereophonics, Olly Murs, Ella Henderson, Kodaline and Cvhrches.
Kasabian will headline this year's V Festival
Simon Moran, V Festival director, said: "We wanted to champion British talent at this year's festival and with the likes of Calvin and Kasabian leading the way we don't think it'll disappoint. The eclectic mix of established artists and rising stars, with a few more in the pipeline, means that once again there is something for everyone at V Festival."
Continue reading: Calvin Harris And Kasabian To Headline V Festival 2015
T's new Perthshire home will welcome a group of amazing acts.
Amazing acts have been announced to perform at this year's T In The Park including Kasabian, Avicii and Fatboy Slim. Despite notorious festivals to match up to, it is looking very likely that this year that T in the Park will blow people away.
T in the Park has moved to it new home in the grounds of Strathallan Castle. Organisers DF Concerts and Tennent's Lager are ecstatic about the festival's first year here, playing host to 85,000 fans this summer. Festival Director Geoff Ellis said: 'This year is going to be a very special one for T in the Park as we make the beautiful grounds of Strathallan Castle our new home, and we're thrilled that some of the biggest artists in the world will be joining us in this historic first year.'
Continue reading: T In The Park 2015 Announces Killer Line-Up For Its New Venue
Kasabian, Tom Meighan, Sergio Pizzorno, Chris Edwards and Ian Matthews - the EE British Academy Film Awards held at The Opera House at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015
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