Kasabian: ‘Our songs are like a stampede of rhinos coming at you’

Serge Pizzorno also rules out any possbility that the band will support The Stone Roses

Kasabian have spoken about how well their new material has been coming across during the live shows.

The ban are currently in the middle of a UK arena tour, and have said that they have been amazed at the reaction they have been receiving from crowds to their newer songs.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, guitarist Serge Pizzorno said of the reception the band’s new songs have been getting: “We’ve nailed ’em. We’ve got these big marching songs, like a stampede of rhinos coming at you. People get this glory feeling from our gigs.”

Pizzorno also dismissed the idea that his band could support The Stone Roses when they play their UK comeback gigs in Heaton Park later this summer.

Asked if he thought Kasabian could support the reunited band, he replied:

Do you think we’d honestly support The Stone Roses? No. No. That the big festival headliners have been Pulp and Blur lately shows the number of great bands that are left.

The guitarist also said he would look to make sure his band remained experimental with their new material and said he doesn’t want his band to be the type “you can pin down”.

He said of this: “I don’t want us to have a sound or a way that anyone expects us to be. Since the start it’s been very hard to pin us down. I’d hate to make an old song mark two – that depresses the fuck out of me.”

Kasabian released their fourth studio album ‘Velociraptor!’ earlier this year, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch a video interview with the band talking about the album’s creation.