Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno criticises ‘pointless’ Queen’s speech

Tom Meighan shares his top Christmas tips

Kasabian have revealed their secret to a perfect Christmas, as well as their take on the “pointless” Queen’s speech.

Speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, frontman Tom Meighan offers his tips on ensuring the festive period goes off without a hitch.

“The dinner’s massive, but people fuck it up all the time,” says Meighan. “Alcohol is probably the one essential. That, and don’t invite the black sheep members of the family over, because it’ll only end in tears.”

Meighan continues: “I’ve got a two-year-old daughter, so it’s gonna be lovely for her: paper everywhere, lots of running around, loads of presents. And for me to see it through her eyes will be really nice too. When I was young I used to get so excited about Christmas. I’d be in my parents’ room at four in the morning trying to wake them up.”

Meanwhile, Serge Pizzorno reveals he is not a fan of the Queen’s annual speech. “Is it necessary that she even does one?” he asks. “It’s pointless. It’s never on in our house. She should probably address not having one – go on the telly and go, ‘Look, there’s no point in this.'”

Kasabian, who finished a UK tour that saw them play five sold-out nights at London’s O2 Academy Brixton earlier this month, recently discussed the shift in the way they’ve been perceived since the release of their latest album ’48:13′.