Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno talks 'fishing' inspiration behind 'Velociraptor!'

Guitarist also reveals the band would love to headline stadiums

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Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno has revealed that the band's new album 'Velociraptor!' has been partly inspired by fishing.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Pizzorno revealed that the inspirations behind the tracks on 'Velicoraptor!' were the "simple things" in life, including a spot of angling.

He said:
A lot of the songs are about how you almost forget that what makes you the most happy are the most simple things : friendship, love, painting, fishing. I don't fish but for me it represents a simple pleasure. Spending an afternoon with the family on a seaboat or the bank of a river.

Pizzorno also spoke about the band's hope for the future and said they hoped they would get the chance to play stadiums, as they had when they supported Muse and Oasis, but that his band had not consciously recorded in a manner that would make them huge.

He added: "We don't really go and say to ourselves 'How are we going to be bigger than Muse?' That's not to say we'd absolutely love to play the Stade de France or Wembley, just because I think those kind of shows have not been done by alternative rock acts for many, many years."

Kasabian tour the UK in November and December, playing 13 arena dates in total.
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