There’s been conflicting views from two parties on what to do with the tenth anniversary of a debut album.
While Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has described the idea of his band marking the landmark birthday of ‘Silent Alarm‘ with a celebratory tour as ‘cynical’ and ‘cringey’, Kasabian have at the same time discussed their plan to perform their own 2004 debut album in full at this month’s iTunes Festival.
“I think the most impressive thing that we could do as a band would be to respond by looking forward and keep on making music to say that we’re still motivated,” Okereke has told Music Feeds. “I don’t think that sort of thing does much good for artists. I always cringe a little bit when you hear about bands going around just touring on a kind of anniversary record. I feel that it just seems a little bit cynical.”
Fighting the more nostalgic corner is Kasabian, who confirmed on BBC Radio 1 that their appearance at London’s Roundhouse venue on September 5th – a gig which arrives almost exactly a decade on from the release of ‘Kasabian‘ – will see them performing that LP in its entirety.