Kasabian: 'We're not teaming up with Noel Fielding to gain cool points' – video

Band explain how Shockwaves NME Awards collaboration came about

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Kasabian have revealed that their 'Vlad The Impaler' collaboration with The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding came about after a drunken chat between the friends.

Speaking to NME.COM in a video interview after picking up the award for Best Album at last night's Shockwaves NME Awards (February 24), the band insisted that they like Fielding joining them onstage as the murderous character because he's simply a good friend and fun to work with.

Watch the interview with Kasabian on the right.

"It's not like we're doing it like, 'Oh yeah we've gotta do it with someone who's cool'," Serge Pizzorno told NME.COM. "We're doing it with a best friend, you know? So it makes things great."

Fielding appeared onstage with the band during their performance of 'Vlad The Impaler' at last night's ceremony, reprising his role from the video of the same song. Watch the original video below.



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Get the special Shockwaves NME Awards issue of NME, out now, featuring a free Domino records CD, then next week's NME (out March 3) for the ultimate Awards review.

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