Kasabian: ‘There’s a rock’n’roll drought at the moment’

Leicester band say that music is 'overrun by pop'

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has insisted that there is a “drought” of rock’n’roll bands in the charts.

According to Contact Music, the singer said he was “glad” he and his bandmates provided an alternative to groups who were “frightened” of making more interesting records, while guitarist Serge Pizzorno claimed that music was “overrun by pop”.

Meighan said:

There’s a rock ‘n’ roll drought at the moment, so I’m glad we’re here. People are frightened of making records that sound good on the radio.

Pizzorno went on to add: “We’ve been overrun by pop and I hate that indie attitude. Life’s too short to give a fuck.

“I’m not religious, I don’t think there’s anything after this, so I’m here to have a good time and this is the one chance I’ve got. So get me the fucking fur coat and let’s crack on. One knobhead might go, ‘Oh, I don’t like that.’ But who cares?”

Last month, Pizzorno criticised bands for failing to push boundaries and said that their unwillingness to experiment was why they were struggling to score hits in the charts.

Before that, however, Meighan claimed that Kasabian were “an albums band now” and were no longer interested in releasing “big hit singles”. The band released their fourth studio album, ‘Velociraptor!’, in September this year.