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Kasabian: 'We're still an avant garde band'

Band also compare themselves to The Beatles ahead of the release of 'Velociraptor!'

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Kasabian have spoken about how fortunate they feel they are to be able to produce "avant garde" music and still sell lots of records.

The Leicester band, who release their new album 'Velociraptor!' a week on Monday (September 19), said that they were amazed that their album 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' had been as successful as it had been.

Mainman Serge Pizzorno told The Sun:
To become big off that album was such an achievement. It's our proudest moment. You look at the album cover and then just the title itself and it's just not meant to work, but it did. It gave us a new audience and a new belief.


He continued:
We're not your average pop band – we're avant garde yet we've sold nearly a million records on each album in England. That's a serious amount of records.


Pizzorno also said he believed his band had mirrored The Beatles with their progress from album to album.

Asked about the new album, he replied:
We're touching on bits of the first album in parts. It's like a collection of the best bits of the first three records. The Beatles moved on with each record and I think we have too.


Kasabian's new single 'Days Are Forgotten' is released on Monday (September 12).
Kasabian In The Studio - Part One
Video: Kasabian In The Studio - Part One

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