Unlike the Incredible Hulk, everyone does like Kasabian when they are angry. Or filled with rage, or political fervency.
But what on earth would a Kasabian filled with joy sound like? Their latest album, ‘48:13‘, goes a long way to answering that question.
The answer is not merely all sweetness and light. This is not an album filled with cute bunny rabbits and hearts with arrows through. It is instead filled with passion and joy and, more than anything, this is as near as Kasabian have got to a ‘party’ album.
Over 10 full tracks (and 3 very small ‘interludes’) the band rediscover their love of electronic beats and rhythms. A love they displayed so wonderfully on their self-titled debut, but one which has faded with each album since. The sound is revitalised, its intensity returned. They no longer need to rely sheerly on the huge, angry and intimidating pyrotechnics of recent releases – there are no frighteningly explosive ‘Switchblade Smiles‘ or the usual laddish romps.
Kasabian‘s stay at the top of the UK Album Chart looks set to end on Sunday (June 22nd) according to midweek figures.
Jagwar Ma, BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, Beardy Man and Rudimental will be providing the support when Kasabian return home to Leicester for a gig at the city’s Victoria Park on Saturday night (June 21st).
During an interview which doesn’t exactly do a lot do dispel Billy Bragg‘s belief that Kasabian are around ‘to remind us how true Spinal Tap was‘, the band’s guitarist Serge Pizzorno has said they painstakingly geared their new album ‘48:13‘ towards that running length because he ‘fell in love with the number’.
Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno believes the band’s homecoming gig at Leicester’s Victoria Park later this month will prove to be ‘their moment’.
Kasabian‘s new album ‘48:13‘ is heading for the top spot on the UK Album Chart, latest midweek figures show.
Overnight Spinal Tap made what was already a cartoonish hard rock scene look utterly, irrevocably ridiculous. And according to Billy Bragg, its spirit unwittingly lives on to this day in the form of Kasabian.
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