They’ve long proclaimed their natural home is on the big stadium stage, and after a year which saw them bring a lot of doubters around to their way of thinking with a headline appearance at Glastonbury, Kasabian have now said their ‘next step’ is Wembley and Murrayfield.
Live4ever’s 2014 Essential Listening series continues today with The Videos, as selected by our Emmy award winning founder Paul Bachmann. Of particular note is the exceptional editing on The Kooks‘ ‘Down‘, the stunning visuals of Jack White‘s ‘Lazaretto‘, and the plain, spoken word simplicity of ‘Artwork Of Youth‘ by Trampolene, which clearly shows you don’t need a ton of money to produce a great music video. You can watch all the videos in full on Live4ever by clicking on each individual link.
Catch up with the first in this year’s look-back, The Gigs, right here and stay tuned next week as the Essential Listening series continues with 20 of our favourite tracks of 2014.
In the build-up to Christmas you’ll find videos selected by our award winning founder Paul Bachmann, tracks picked out by editor Dave Smith, and favourite albums personally selected by our staff as Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2014 series gets underway today. To start, our writers and photographers have put their collective heads together to help shape our Essential Gigs of the year, showcasing live reviews, galleries and interviews from a year of Live4ever featured shows in both the US and UK.
Amongst those making the cut is the ‘intimacy and skeletal delivery’ of Jake Bugg live in New York, The Jim Jones Revue saying farewell by ‘grabbing the lapels and screaming directly into the crowd’ at the Leeds Brudenell Social Club, and Embrace performing on an ’emotionally-charged night’ upon their return to Manchester. You can discover the features in all their glorious entireties by clicking on each individual link.
We were front row when they played our hometown of New York City back in September, and on Friday night (November 21st) Live4ever was back in the company of Kasabian at our second homebase of Leeds when the band played the city’s First Direct Arena as part of a lengthy UK and Ireland arena tour.
Check out our gallery courtesy of Gary Mather by clicking on the lead image above.
Kasabian have distanced themselves from a message shown during their gig in Glasgow on Wednesday night (November 19th) which apparently declared ‘London is full of c*nts’.
The UK and Ireland arena tour sparked by the release of their fifth studio album ‘48:13‘ got underway for Kasabian in Glasgow yesterday (November 19th).
We need to go way back to the first half of 2013 to find the time when The Maccabees first began discussing their follow-up to 2012’s excellent ‘Given To The Wild‘ album, when expectations were that a new album would have long been with us by now.
An expanded, re-released version of Kasabian‘s ‘48:13‘ album is due later this month and will contain a live CD and DVD of their homecoming outdoor gig at Leicester’s Victoria Park earlier this year.
Kasabian acoustically covering the Ghostbusters theme tune…Do you know what? It’s actually pretty good. Scroll down to have a listen and see what you make of it.
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