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Kasabian - their career in photos

  • Our history with the Leicester lads goes way back to 2000 when photographer Sam Jones snapped the fresh-faced foursome in a somewhat cosy rehearsal space.

    Photo: Sam Jones/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • Fast forward to 2004, as Sam Jones was on the scene at the shoot for 'Club Foot' in a snowy Hungary. The band were in fighting form back then.

    Photo: Sam Jones/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • Ever playful, the band stormed our snapper Sam Jones with sticks and branches during that Hungary shoot in 2004. Their eponymous debut was released in October of that year.

    Photo: Sam Jones/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • An individual portrait shot from Sam Jones in 2004. This week's mag features an in-depth interview with the band as they release their fourth album 'Velociraptor!'.

    Photo: Sam Jones/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • Looking not altogether different to how they do on this week's cover, Kasabian pose in 2004.

    Photo: Sam Jones/NME

    Added: 14 Sep 2011

  • Serge perfects the smouldering death stare he's rocking on this week's cover, way back in 2004.

    Photo: Sam Jones/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • The band go haywire with the lager in 2004, this time shot by Ed Miles.

    Photo: Ed Miles/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • Pieter M Van Hattem headed out to Toronto in 2005 to shoot the band during a tour.

    Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • A shot from our April 2005 cover shoot by Pieter M Van Hattem.

    Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • 2006, the year of 'Empire'. For this picture, Kasabian scaled the roof of Kings Reach Tower (where NME used to be based) to pop champagne corks thirty floors above the streets of London.

    Photo: Andy Fallon/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • NME takes Tom and Serge down the pub in 2006 for a cheeky lager and Maker's Mark chaser. Cheers!

    Photo: Sam Jones/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • Tom Meighan gives it some rock and roll attitude. To find out what their new album 'Velociraptor!' sounds like, check out our review now.

    Photo: Sam Jones/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • The band, boozing once again, flash their pearly whites for the camera in 2006. This shot was used in our annual Christmas yearbook.

    Photo: Sam Jones/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • In 2009, the ever obliging Kasabian dressed up as attendees of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party for an NME Cover shoot.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • Tom doffs his hat and Serge displays a pocket watch as part of our Alice In Wonderland-inspired cover shoot in 2009.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • Back in rock 'n' roll mufti during the same 2009 shoot. Looks like they preferred the dressing up box.

    Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • Later in the year Kasabian were back on the cover. NME travelled to San Francisco to shoot them stateside.

    Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • All peace and love in San Francisco, 2009. No bloody flowers in their hair though...

    Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • We caught up with Kasabian at Hookend Studios near Reading earlier this year. For a full, in-depth interview with the band grab this week's mag.

    Photo: Ed Miles/NME

    Added: 19 Sep 2011