Taking to social media yesterday evening (October 26), Kasabian signalled the start of their next era by sharing a cryptic black-and-white video. The 15-second clip was soundtracked by a guitar-heavy, distorted instrumental.
The new material comes as guitarist and songwriter Serge Pizzorno has taken over as the band’s frontman from Meighan, who left Kasabian after he was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend in 2020. ‘ALYGATYR’ is written by Pizzorno and produced by him alongside Fraser T Smith.
Kasabian played their first show without Meighan this month as they began their 2021 UK tour, which wraps up at the O2 Academy Brixton in London next Tuesday (November 2). The Music‘s Rob Harvey has appeared at the shows as a touring member.
Listen to ‘ALYGATYR’ below:
Meanwhile, Tom Meighan opened up about his mental health, experience in rehab and “consequence culture” in a blog post published in September.
The singer first discussed his assault conviction during an interview last year. He said he took “full responsibility” for the incident. Meighan is now working on his debut solo album and teased the song ‘Would You Mind’ earlier this month, telling fans that “music is my therapy”.
27 – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
28 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
30 – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
31 – Bristol, O2 Academy
2 – London, O2 Academy Brixton