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Kasabian

Kasabian are an English rock band from Leicestershire, formed by Tom Meighan (vocals), Sergio Pizzorno (guitar and vocals), Chris Edwards (bass) and Chris Karloff (guitar and keyboards).

The band has been compared with the likes of Primal Scream, with whom they share an electronica-indie rock fusion, and The Stone Roses and Oasis, with whom they share confidence, swagger and rough vocal style.

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Kasabian

Background information
Blaby and Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, England
Alternative rock
Indie rock
Electronica
1999–present
RCA Records(U.S.)
Columbia Records(UK)
Sony BMG
Official website
Members
Sergio Pizzorno
Tom Meighan
Chris Edwards
Ian Matthews
Former members
Chris Karloff

Kasabian are an English rock band from Leicestershire, formed by Tom Meighan (vocals), Sergio Pizzorno (guitar and vocals), Chris Edwards (bass) and Chris Karloff (guitar and keyboards).

The band has been compared with the likes of Primal Scream, with whom they share an electronica-indie rock fusion, and The Stone Roses and Oasis, with whom they share confidence, swagger and rough vocal style.

Chart Positions
UK Singles ChartUK Download ChartUS Modern Rock
2003"Processed Beats"Demo---
2004"Reason Is Treason"Kasabian---
"Club Foot"19-27
"L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)"10-32
"Processed Beats"17--
2005"Cutt Off"818-
"Club Foot (reissue)"213627
2006"Empire"Empire98-
"Shoot the Runner"1729-
2007"Me Plus One"22--
2007"Fast Fuse" (unreleased)Non-album---

Compilations

  • Music from the OC: Mix 5 (2005 · Warner Bros./Wea)

Members

Line-up:

  • Tom Meighan - Lead vocals
  • Sergio Pizzorno - Guitar, Backing vocals & Lead vocals
  • Chris Edwards - Bass
  • Ian Matthews (Joined in 2005) - Drums & Percussion
  • Jay Mehler (Live replacement for Chris Karloff, formerly of the band Mad Action) - Guitar

Past members

  • Christopher Karloff - Lead Guitar, Bass, Synths & Omni Chord.

Trivia

  • The video for the song "Club Foot" is dedicated to Jan Palach.
  • Tom Meighan is notably famous for calling The Strokes' lead singer Julian Casablancas a "posh f***ing skier", the now defunct London based trio - Test Icicles as "King's Cross rent boys", Pete Doherty as "a f***ing tramp" and The Automatic as "horrible" in an NME interview. Kasabian also criticised My Chemical Romance in a October interview by Bizarre in the Sun after being told the quintet were heading for No. 1 in the UK, claiming that they should "get out more" and that their lyrics were depressive and negative to youth as part of the emo phenomenon. Tom Meighan also called Justin Timberlake a "Midget with Whiskers", "Sex on legs" and a "Puppet in a million dollar suit". Joining in the Britney Spears breakdown debate, Tom recently said that Britney looks like "a tranny who forgot the wig". After playing the Ibiza Rocks event, Meighan also said that he "wouldn't give a f*** if the island sank" Additionally, in his most recent NME (4.3.2007) interview he said that both David S. Sexton and Mark Wahlberg were "absolute fannies". Also after the Live Earth concert, Tom said that he wished to see Madonna perform as she looked like his old gym teacher he then went on to say that his old gym teacher was a man.
  • Fans of the band include William Shatner and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Their music is often compared with similar sounding madchester group the Stone Roses in music magazines such as NME.
  • The song "Stuntman" was used in the film Green Street, and is also played during Sky Sports' Premiership coverage.
  • The song L.S.F appears in the video game Fifa football 2004
  • The song Club Foot appears in the video games Pro Evolution Soccer 5, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition and Tony Hawks Project 8 (intro movie).
  • The song Club Foot appears in the movie Goal! during the match between Chelsea and Newcastle United.
  • The song Reason is Treason appears on the video game Gran Turismo 4 and is also used as the intro music.
  • The song Sun Rise Light Flies appears in the last scene/closing credits of episode 101 of the HBO show "John From Cincinnati"
  • They performed a cover version of the David Bowie classic "Heroes" for ITV's 2006 FIFA World Cup coverage. This rare release was available free for a short time on download from their record label.
  • The song Club Foot is featured in the Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner film The Guardian.
  • The song Running Battle was featured at the end of the episode As Fate Would Have It of the tv series The 4400.