Kasabian’s Tom Meighan: ‘I’d set fire to every member of the Tory party!’ – NME’s 10 covers special

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Frontman says he won't be voting for David Cameron in the forthcoming election

Kasabian singer Tom Meighan has launched a verbal attack on the Conservative party, saying he would “set fire” to its members if one of his band’s songs was used in their General Election campaign.

Speaking as one of NME‘s 10 cover stars in this week’s special edition of the magazine, Meighan said he’s not keen on the idea of a Kasabian song being used in the coming election campaign – especially by the Conservative party.

“They’re fucking horrible! I’d set fire to them!” he said of the Conservatives. “I mean, they’re just horrible aren’t they?! I would actually set fire to them. Every single one of them, one by one!”

Conservative party leader David Cameron has previously expressed an interest in indie music, saying he is a fan of bands including The Killers and Radiohead.

The special covers have been put together to mark the launch of the new NME. The magazine has been completely revamped with new front, features and reviews sections, plus an update for NME‘s iconic logo.

You can read a digital version of this week’s magazine online now.

The 10 covers can be viewed on NME.COM right now and feature the following:

1. Jack White
2. Florence And The Machine
3. LCD Soundsystem
4. Rihanna
5. Kasabian
6. Laura Marling
7. Foals
8. MIA
9. Biffy Clyro
10. Magnetic Man

To celebrate the special edition, Golden Tickets are being hidden in copies of this week’s issue of NME. The five tickets will be hidden across the UK and in issues sent out via subscription, and will entitle the finder to two tickets to one of this year’s festivals including the Reading And Leeds Festivals, V Festival and T In The Park.