Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno: ‘Bands need to experiment more to get back into the charts’

Guitarist says more boundaries need to be pushed

Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno has criticised bands for failing to push boundaries.

The axeman claims that guitar groups are not experimenting enough and that’s why they are struggling to score hits in the charts.

He told The Daily Star:

Bands need that bit extra in the current chart climate. You should be insane – without ruining the great song you should have written.

Serge added: “The Beatles‘ ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ has a superb melody, but the recording sounds like pure experimentation. Pushing boundaries is what rock is lacking [today].”

His comments come despite the fact singer Tom Meighan recently said that Kasabian had also recently given up on the idea that they would ever score big hit singles again.

Meanwhile, Noel Fielding has revealed that he is planning to release a soundtrack album from his new TV show Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy with the band in an interview you watch below.

To read a full interview with Noel Fielding and Kasabian‘s Serge Pizzorno and Tom Meighan, in which they discuss their plans for the perfect Christmas and the backstory behind Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, pick up this week’s special Christmas issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.