Glastonbury 2014 line-up announced – Kasabian confirmed as headliner

The (almost) full line-up for this years Glastonbury Festival has been revealed this morning – confirming Kasabian as headliner alongside Arcade Fire as well as announcing another 80 or so names to the bill. The only surprise is that the third headliner is still not confirmed – with the line-up including a ‘Special Guests’ in […]

Reading and Leeds Festival line-up announced

The hotly-anticipated line-up for this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals was announced this evening – with Foo Fighters, Kasabian and The Cure revealed as the headliners of the two-site festival. Other notable inclusions to the bill include the newly reformed At The Drive-In, who announced they were playing earlier today (see below), Florence and The […]

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Top Albums of 2011 – No. 4: Kasabian, ‘Velociraptor!’

2011 was the year Leicester lads Kasabian released their fourth album and became arguably the biggest rock band in the country. After West Ryder… established them as a much more inventive and cerebral band than the ‘lad-rock’ naysayers gave them credit for, the superbly titled Velociraptor! upped their populist appeal and added sweeping melodies to […]

Kasabian – Re-Wired review

Kasabian – Re-Wired Leicester’s finest Kasabian are releasing ‘Re-Wired’, the latest single from fourth album Velociraptor!, on 20 November. As they’re all too easily dismissed as unoriginal lad-rockers, Kasabian rarely get the credit they deserve for making absorbing and entertaining music. It may not be the most cerebral music out there, but then again it’s not […]

Kasabian interview – exclusive!

Kasabian interview Kasabian bassist Chris Edwards was out celebrating his charity bike ride last night with a fundraising do in his hometown of Leicester.  Chris, along with his brother Jay, took on the mammoth task of cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust – and he took […]

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Kasabian – Velociraptor! album review

Kasabian – Velociraptor! [rating:4.5/5] It must be a bit frustrating for Kasabian that, even after the success of their inventively psychedelic third album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, they are still branded in some quarters as unoriginal lad-rockers in thrall to the likes of Oasis and Primal Scream. While this may be an unfair judgement, […]

V Festival preview

The V Festival has gradually become a favourite and high-profile fixture in the summer festival calendar.  With over eighty bands spread over two sites, this year’s V looks set to be the best ever.  Here, we take a closer look at the weekend ahead. V Festival line-up As befitting a festival of V’s stature, this […]


Watch: Kasabian – ‘Bumblebee’

The press cycle for Kasabian’s latest album 48:13 is starting to wind down now – after the highs of the album hitting number one and the Leicester band basically owning summer with their homecoming show and closing Glastonbury. Next up for them is their sell-out UK tour in autumn, but before that they’ve released a […]