The Leicester band are currently on course to top the UK albums chart with their first record in five years.
The record is Kasabian’s first full-length effort since the departure of ex-frontman Tom Meighan in 2020. Meighan was fired from the band after being convicted of assaulting his then-girlfriend-now-wife, Vikki Ager. Pizzorno subsequently took on the role of lead singer.
Reviewing the album NME awarded it four stars and described it as “a space-inspired recalibration that still boasts old-school anthems aplenty”.
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It added: “Kasabian have always been about having a good fucking time, and although this is understandably their most introspective record yet, it does point to euphoria ahead. Back in May, the frontman told NME: “This album was just us saying, ‘Let’s see what we can do – let’s see where we can take this’. On the evidence of this surprising, eclectic and intimate record – which still finds time for the anthems of old – the answer is: as far as they want to.”
That album also received a four star review from NME, which sees the four-piece “delve into the past to forge boldly ahead, while expanding their sonic palette and finding fresh ways to speak to their fervent fanbase.”
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