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Kasabian's Tom Meighan: 'We want to reinvent ourselves like Radiohead do'

Singer reveals he's inspired by Thom Yorke and co...

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Kasabian's Tom Meighan has revealed that he wants his band to keep reinventing themselves in a similar fashion to Radiohead.

In an interview with Buzzinemusic.com, the frontman said he was eager for the band to constantly develop their sound with each new album, and hailed Thom Yorke and co as his role models for continued experimentation.

He said:
We always try to reinvent ourselves in the way that a band like Radiohead would do. Or we come at things from another angle.

He went on to cite the differences between the band's third album, 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' and their latest LP, last year's 'Velociraptor!', to prove his point. '''West Ryder…' was our concept record," he said. "We were gonna make our crazy, psychedelia record, which it was, with all these crazy songs in it and then 'Velociraptor!!' was back to normal, back-to-basics songwriting. Good songwriting, good pop songs.''

Last month, Kasabian unveiled the new video for their track 'Neon Noon' – scroll up to the top of the page and click to watch. The promo was shot by the band's Serge Pizzorno at home, using only the songwriter's mobile phone and four mirrors. Pizzorno also revealed that he been inspired to shoot the video after seeing "psychedelic images" projected by his son Ennio's night light.

Kasabian will headline both Reading And Leeds Festivals and T In The Park this summer and are also confirmed to play shows as part of Ibiza and Majorca Rocks.

You can watch a video with Kasabian in which they discuss the follow-up to 'Velociraptor!' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.




Kasabian - 'Neon Noon'
Video: Kasabian - 'Neon Noon'

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