Band also say their fourth studio LP is 'heavier than they thought'

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Kasabian have said that their as yet untitled fourth studio album is a much “heavier” album than their previous efforts and is the kind of LP that “squares up to you and doesn’t leave you alone.”

The band are currently putting the finishing touches to the follow-up to 2009’s ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’, which will be released before the end of 2011.

Speaking to NME in a video which you can see at the top of your screen, guitarist Serge Pizzorno said of the new album: “It’s heavier than I thought it would be. It squares up to you and doesn’t leave you alone. It’s really in your face.”

He added that he believed the album was a “jukebox album”, with no weak songs. He said: “It’s a real jukebox album, just tune after tune, with really strong verses and really strong choruses.”

The band previewed two songs from their new album, ‘Velociraptor’ and ‘Switchblade Smile’ during a gig at O2 Academy Sheffield on Saturday night (June 4).

Kasabian are on the cover of the new issue of NME. It’s on UK newsstands now or available digitally.