Kasabian say new album is a 'fuck you' to critics

Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno talk up "beyond hard" new record

Photo: Tom Oxley Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Kasabian
Photo: Tom Oxley

Kasabian have said that their new album is a "real fuck you" to critics of the band.

The Leicester band appear on the cover of this week's NME, which is on newsstands or available digitally now. They top a rundown of 100 albums to look forward to in 2014 containing exclusive studio reports and photos.

The band will release their as yet untitled new album later this year and Serge Pizzorno and Tom Meighan have revealed to NME that they think is an answer to anyone who has doubted them in the past. "The album is a real 'fuck you' to anyone who ever dares criticise or snarl at us, and say we can't do music like this," frontman Meighan says. "It's a real fucking 'up yours'. There are a lot of bands who try and do this kind of music but fail because they've got no songs."

"The process starts simple. Serge gets a demo and then we build on it, and then he mutates it with rocket fuel and liquid nitrogen and it's crisp and it's crack and it's smack," says Meighan of the steps taken to make a Kasabian song. "It's a dangerous, dangerous, dangerous, dangerous drug we've created. I can't get my head around it. It's rock 'n' roll, it's got the rawness and it's edgy, but it's gone back to electronics and we've gone beyond leftfield."

Promising to hit the road for live shows around the album later in 2014, Meighan continues: "This is beyond anything we've ever done. We've gone hard, but this is beyond hard. This is hardcore. We want to put it out there and let people stew on it. Let them worry about it. Then tour the motherfucking hell out of it."

Earlier this week it was revealed that a track on the album contains lyrical reference to last year's horsemeat scandal, in which foods advertised as containing beef on sale in Britain and Europe were found to contain horse meat. The track in question, 'Ezz-Ehh' contains the lyrics "Horsemeat in the burgers, people commit murders, everyone’s on bugle, we’re being watched by Google."

Subscribe to NME here, or get this week's digital issue



NME


Read More On This Artist

Kasabian Merchandise
More News
Hot Chip share video for new song 'Need You Now' - watch
Judas Priest launch their own brand of coffee to celebrate 35th anniversary of 'British...
The Vaccines share sci-fi 'Dream Lover' video - watch
Leon Bridges announces debut album 'Coming Home'
The Rolling Stones 'floating the idea' of playing 'Sticky Fingers' in full on...
Save Soho campaign announce London club night The Residency
The Beatles' Ringo Starr pays tribute to Cynthia Lennon
East London venue Rich Mix facing closure
O2 Priority Tickets for James Bay, The War On Drugs and Action Bronson available now
Swedish parliament votes to keep law banning dancing in public
John Lennon's former wife Cynthia dies following battle with cancer
Damon Albarn says Blur were 'too young and stupid' to value their relationship in the past
Scott Weiland guitarist Jeremy Brown dies aged 34
Vine of Maple The Dog playing drums to White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' goes viral
Glasgow's Arches venue saved from shutting as council rejects police closure order
Midweek chart update: The Prodigy outselling James Bay two to one in race for top spot
Run The Jewels' third album will be 'the hardest shit you've ever heard'
Paul McCartney says he finds inspiration for new songs on the toilet
Lana Del Rey and Grimes to tour US together this summer
Avril Lavigne says she 'thought she was dying' following Lyme Disease diagnosis
Madame Tussauds hire 'tissue attendants' to dry eyes of teary One Direction fans after...
The Cribs claim that 'old school dinosaurs' have blocked their efforts to become a...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM