Kasabian's Tom Meighan says band's new album sounds 'really heavy' and 'electrocuted'

Singer says band have started work on fifth studio LP

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Kasabian's Tom Meighan has spoken about the band's progress on their new album by claiming it sounds as if it's been "electrocuted".

Speaking to MTV, the singer confirmed that they have started work on their fifth studio LP and said:
It's like The Prodigy's dirty remix thing. It's cool and it's got really heavy drums - it sounds electrocuted.

Meighan also gave his opinion on a recent poll in which BBC Radio 2 listeners voted Coldplay's 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head' as their favourite album of all time. "They [Coldplay] would say that's ridiculous and even I would say that," he stated. "I'm not gonna start wars with Coldplay, I can't be bothered. I've met Chris Martin and he's cool, but they know and I know [the poll is ridiculous]."

Speaking about the recent departure of guitarist Jay Mehler, meanwhile, after he left the band to join Beady Eye, Meighan insisted there was no ill-will over his decision and said: "What happened with Jay is we weren't doing many gigs this year and he needs to be on the road. Jay is my brother and I got him into this band in 2006 and I looked after him and nurtured him to the ways of the UK, so I'm gonna miss him dearly and I love him.

"There's no malice," he added. "He's gone to a great rock band - Beady Eye are amazing - and I wish him all the best."

Kasabian released their fourth studio album 'Velociraptor!' in September last year. They are set to headline Hard Rock Calling on June 29, with support from The Cribs, Paul Weller, Miles Kane, Klaxons, Tribes and Kodaline.

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