Tom Meighan also gives NME.COM an update on the Leicester band's new album
Kasabian headlined Poland’s Heineken Open’er Festival last night (July 3) and gave NME an update on their fourth album.
The Leicester band played a huge one and a half hour set, performing singles from their third album ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ including ‘Underdog’ and ‘Where Did All The Love Go?’
Lead singer Tom Meighan opened the gig with ‘Fast Fuse’ before he asked the crowd: “Poland, how are you?”
Before their appearance, Meighan told NME about their next record.
“Serge put some demos down while he had a couple of months off,” he explained. “They’ve definitely got a touch of ‘West Ryder’ in them but musically as a band we’re progressing all the time so things are changing. It’s sounding brilliant, he’s in the best song writing form of his life. Everything he writes just turns to gold.”
Later they rounded off their set with crowd favourites ‘Fire’, ‘Vlad The Impaler’ and signature closer ‘LSF’.
‘Shoot The Runner’
‘Where Did All The Love Go?’
‘Reason Is Treason’
‘Julie & The Mothman’
‘Thick As Thieves’
‘Vlad The Impaler’
Earlier that day Skunk Anansie singer Skin crowd surfed during their most famous hit single ‘Weak’ on the Main Stage.
She told the audience: “We haven’t been in Poland for ten years. It’s absolutely incredible to be back.”
The band also previewed a number of tracks from their forthcoming new album, which is due out in September.
Over on the Tent Stage, Regina Spektor wore a flower print dress and red lipstick, as she spoke in Polish to thank her fans. She played tracks including ‘Eet’ and ‘Two Birds’ to a packed circus tent.
Hot Chip finished the music on the Main Stage on the third day with a hit filled set including ‘Ready For The Floor’, ‘Over And Over’ and ‘One Life Stand’ while fans waved inflatable crocodiles and Scooby Doo toys in the crowd.