Kasabian are currently rumoured to be headlining Reading & Leeds 2017, with a new album on the horizon next year.
The ‘Fire’ four-piece are currently working on the follow-up to 2014’s ’48:13′ and look set for a huge year in 2017 when they drop their sixth studio album.
After their triumphant 2014 Glastonbury headline set, eFestivals are currently listing Kasabian as ‘to be confirmed’ for the Reading & Leeds’ line-up, rather than just ‘rumoured’ or ‘strongly rumoured’. The same was said of Metallica, Radiohead and Kasabian themselves before they were revealed to be headlining Glastonbury in years past.
When asked for a response to the rumours and the band’s current activity, a Kasabian spokesman simply replied: “The band are currently finishing their new album.”
“Lennon said The Beatles version of rock & roll was their chair. So I thought ‘Wow, I want to make my version of that chair,’” said guitarist Serge Pizzorno of their new record earlier this year, – adding that the album would be “going back to our guitar roots.”
Frontman Tom Meighan added: “Serge played me the demos and I was ‘Fucking hell!’ It’s nothing like ’48:13’. There’s no fucking interludes or any of that shit.”
Meighan said new song ‘Put Your Life On It’ is “As good as ‘Let It Be’ – it’ll make you cry”, while ‘Good Fight’ is “Unbelievable, like a David Bowie song.” Other songs scheduled for the new album include ‘You’re In Love With A Psycho’ and ‘24/7’.