Kasabian

Formed 1997.
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Kasabian - Reading 2012

Highlights from Kasabian's set at Reading 2012

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Biography

Kasabian ( kə-SAY-bee-ən) are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and backing vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Christopher Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards. The band's line-up was completed by drummer Ian Matthews in 2004 after a string of session drummers. Jay Mehler joined as touring lead guitarist in 2006. Mehler left the band for Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye in 2013.

Kasabian have released four studio albums – Kasabian (2004), Empire (2006), West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (2009), and Velociraptor! (2011). The band are currently working on a fifth studio album. The band's music has been described as a mix between The Stone Roses and Primal Scream with the swagger of Oasis. Their music has won them several awards and recognition in the media, including a Brit Award in 2010 for Best British Group, and their live performances are generally lauded.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Velociraptor!

    Velociraptor! 2011

    Reviewed by Jaime Gill
    An album uncertain of its direction, from a band making the journey very interesting.
  2. Review of West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum

    West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum 2009

    Reviewed by Sophie Bruce
    Brilliant, uplifting, showy and epic.
  3. Review of Empire

    Empire 2006

    Reviewed by Chris Long
    In a music world where bands are now made into legends on the back of one decent...
  4. Review of Kasabian

    Kasabian 2004

    Reviewed by Kate Lawrence
    Kasabian know exactly why they're here. 'Britain needs a new band to breathe life into...