Both bands make up for the absence of Babyshambles in style...
The two headline bands have spent the last year following each other round the world playing at various festivals, and took the chance to catch up at Brixton Academy.
Both bands were battling flu bugs and the worse for jet lag, having arrived back from playing shows in Tokyo and Osaka at the Sonic Mania festivals, but were keen to make up for the fact that Babyshambles were forced to pull out at the 11th hour due to Pete Doherty’s recent trip to rehab.
All three bands more than made up for Babyshambles however, with The Rakes shining on a bigger stage, Goldie Lookin Chain debuting an untitled new song, and Kasabian continuing their baggy assault on the nation’s hearts and minds.
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