Sunday, August 19, 2007


Kasabian is a British indie rock band from Leicester, England.

Kasabian are:

* Tom Meighan - Lead vocals & Backing vocals
* Sergio Pizzorno - Guitar, Synths, Backing vocals & Lead vocals
* Ian Matthews - Drums & Percussion
* Christopher Edwards - Bass
* Jason Mehler - Guitar (only at live shows)

The band has been compared with the likes of Primal Scream, with their similar electronica-indie rock fusion and Oasis, with whom they share their confidence, vision, swagger and rough vocal style. Some influence can be seen from their days supporting Vitriol I.D.

It has been speculated that the name "Kasabian" is taken from the getaway driver (named Linda Kasabian) for the Tate murders committed by the Manson Family.

Their first album was simply "Kasabian", and in 2004 recieved lacklustre reviews. However, tracks such as Cutt Off and L.S.F (Lost Souls Forever) reached the UK top 10, and with 2 more top 20 hits and the album peaking at #4 in the UK Album Charts, they defied the critics.

Their new album, "Empire", was released on the 28th of August 2006. The first single from the album, also titled "Empire", was widely regarded as a musical success, with its change of beat reminiscent of "Take Me Out", and its catchy chorus. This was then followed by the release of the single, "Shoot The Runner" and most recently, "Me Plus One".

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