Craig David wants to work with Kasabian: ‘They’re the kind of group I could create something with’

Singer talks to NME ahead of his appearance at Bestival next month

Craig David has expressed an interest in collaborating with Kasabian.

The British singer and UK garage veteran recently spoke to NME ahead of his appearance at Bestival next month (September 13).

David says he gained respect for the band when they both played at the same festival earlier this summer.

“Kasabian are wicked. They’ve got the hit songs, but it’s the presence in the performance and the attitude with it that I love,” he told NME.

“They’re like ‘I’ve got this’, which reminds of the Travises of this world, the Coldplays or even Oasis, there’s that attitude with it.”

“We played the same festival recently and I was doing an acoustic set so it was nice to break it down among Kasabian’s thing, which was full on. I love them, I think they’re great.”


David said of a possible collaboration: “I’d love to write something with them. It wouldn’t be the obvious kind of R&B thing… they’re definitely the kind of group I think I could create something with.”

“What I like about Kasabian is that it’s melody driven. It’s just a style away from the acoustic stuff I do, going from ‘dun dun dun de de de’ [sings acoustic guitar part] to ‘junga junga junga jang jang’ [sings electric guitar part].”

“If the top-line melody sits right it doesn’t matter how you play that guitar, whether it’s crazy strumming or picked chords. I don’t really scream my vocals, but I can get on the mic and do something. It’d be interesting to work with them, I’m sure.”

The singer also spoke of his love of Kings Of Leon, saying: “They’re amazing as well. I love songs, so when you’re song-based it doesn’t matter which way the production leans.”

David recently confirmed that he’s working on a comeback record, having released new tracks ‘Cold’ and ‘Seduction’ in the past year.

David’s upcoming album will be his sixth studio full-length to date, following on from 2010’s ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’.

The singer’s most successful record, debut ‘Born To Do It’, reached Number One in the UK Albums Chart upon its release in 2000, selling over 1,800,000 copies.

Kasabian, meanwhile, released their latest album ’48:13′ in June 2014. The band recently told NME that its follow-up would sound “like a new born baby”.

This weekend, Kasabian headline V Festival. The event takes place at Weston Park, Staffordshire and Hylands Park, Essex on August 22 and 23, with the band set to be joined on the bill by the likes of Mark Ronson, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, Stereophonics, Chvrches, Ellie Goulding and more.