Kasabian say they are 'trying to create a new language' with forthcoming album

Serge Pizzorno compares '48:13' to a "Midlands rave played by a rock'n'roll group from 1968"

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Serge Pizzorno has said he is "creating a new language" with Kasabian's forthcoming album '48:13.'

The band's fifth album – due for release on June 9 – is named after its running time. The first single from the album, 'Eez-eh', will be released on June 2.

Speaking to The Guardian, Pizzorno claims that the album sees Kasabian channeling "the spirit of a Midlands rave played by a rock'n'roll group from 1968."

"I suppose with this record, I'm trying to create a new language," he says. "Combining electronic music and hip-hop and late-'60s rock'n'roll, this feels like the first step into something… it doesn't really sound like anyone else, you know?"

As reported earlier this month, Kasabian will headline the In New Music We Trust stage at Radio 1's One Big Weekend on May 25. The event takes place between May 24-25 on Glasgow Green. In the run up to the festival Kasabian will play gigs in Dundee, Dunfermline and Kilmarnock. The band will also headline this year's Glastonbury festival.

Kasabian will play:

Kilmarnock Grand Hall (May 20)
Dunfermline Alhambra Theatre (22)
Dundee Caird Hall (23)


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