British Iconic Music Mag NME Interviewed Comeback Rockers KASABIAN’s Mastermind

23 Augustus 2022


(photo credit NME)

Two years ago Leicester’s rock heroes KASABIAN fired their flamboyant frontman Tom Meighan after he got convicted for assaulting his girlfriend (afterward, they got married).

The band’s songwriter Serge Pizzorno, who occasionally
sang Kasabian songs in the past, is the new vocalist, on the
brand new LP, baptized THE ALCHEMIST’S EUPHORIA.


(Serge Pizzorno – photo by Turn Up The Volume)

NME and Serge Pizzorno sat down for an
extensive interview about the past and the future of the band.

“The aftermath of Tom’s departure was like trying to pick up the pieces of your life”

“Our earlier years were beautiful and always will be, but that was then and this is now”

“The band wanted to carry on. What else were we gonna do?”

“Liam Gallagher’s always been beautiful to us. There’s nothing but support and love.”

“There’s some beautiful things on the way. The album feels great and we’re really happy”

FULL INTERVIEW HERE

Stream the new album on Spotify

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KASABIAN: Facebook – Instagram

KASABIAN Is Dead! Long Live KASABIAN! New Album ‘THE ALCHEMIST’S EUPHORIA’ Out Now

14 August 2022

Two years ago flamboyant frontman Tom Meighan left KASABIAN following personal problems. The announcement came via this statement from the band: “Tom Meighan is stepping down from Kasabian by mutual consent. Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behavior for quite some time, and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track.”


(Serge Pizzorno – photo by Turn Up The Volume)

The band’s songwriter Serge Pizzorno, who occasionally
sang Kasabian songs in the past, is the new vocalist, on the
new full length, baptized THE ALCHEMIST’S EUPHORIA,
released 2 days ago.

NME says: “The band’s seventh album – and first with Serge Pizzorno on the mic – is a space-inspired recalibration that still boasts old-school anthems aplenty. 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”. Score: 4/5.

TUTV: Without rock frontman Tom Meighan I guess the band’s mastermind Serge Pizzorno made/released the synth-pop-symphonic orientated album he already had in his head for a long time, but was afraid to share it under the old Kasabian banner – the rock gang. So here it’s now. And hats off to Pizzorno for doing the bold thing: not looking back at the good old rock days, and instead re-start with a new(er) sound, the one he would have developed some time, anyway. On the other hand, honestly, I liked the first Kasabian version better.

Singles/clips: ALYGATYR / SCRIPTVRE / CHEMICALS

– ALYGATYR –

– SCRIPTVRE –

– CHEMICALS –

Stream the full album here…

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KASABIAN: Facebook – Instagram

One Live Shot A Day Turns Summer Into A Holiday – KASABIAN On Fire At This Year’s ISLE OF WIGHT Fest

24 July 2022


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Two years ago flamboyant frontman Tom Meighan left KASABIAN following personal problems. The announcement came via this statement from the band: “Tom Meighan is stepping down from Kasabian by mutual consent. Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behavior for quite some time, and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track.”

But the Leicester group is back. New album The Alchemist’s Euphoria will see the day
of light on 5th August. The band’s songwriter Serge Pizzorno, who occasionally sang Kasabian songs in the past, is the new vocalist.

To celebrate their return, they already played some big festival
slots with more to come as well as an extensive indoor tour.

They’re on FIRE again as shown at this year’s
edition of the legendary Isle Of Wight.

Jump, jump, jump

KASABIAN: Facebook – Instagram

Coming Up… New KASABIAN Album ‘THE ALCHEMIST’S EUPHORIA’

29 June 2022


(artwork new album)

Two years ago flamboyant frontman Tom Meighan left KASABIAN following personal problems. The announcement came via this statement from the band: “Tom Meighan is stepping down from Kasabian by mutual consent. Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behavior for quite some time, and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track.”


(Serge Pizzorno – photo by Turn Up The Volume)

The band’s songwriter Serge Pizzorno, who occasionally
sang Kasabian songs in the past, is the new vocalist.

A new album, named The Alchemist’s Euphoria
will see the day of light on 5th August. More info here.

Singles/clips (so far): ALYGATYR / SCRIPTVRE

– ALYGATYR –

– SCRIPTVRE –

– CHEMICALS –

All 3 on Spotify

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KASABIAN: Facebook – Instagram

Brit-Rockers KASABIAN Return With New Single ‘SCRIPTVRE’

For your eyes

14 May 2022


(Serge Pizzorno – photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Two years ago flamboyant frontman Tom Meighan left KASABIAN following personal problems. The announcement came via this statement from the band: “Tom Meighan is stepping down from Kasabian by mutual consent. Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour for quite some time and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track.”

After a break of 2 years, the Leicester 4-piece is back now with songwriter
Serge Pizzorno on vocals. He sang occasionally Kasabian songs in the past.

A new album, named The Alchemist’s Euphoria
will see the day of light on 5th August. More info here.

Here’s the new trippy single SCRIPTVRE, obviously inspired
by the Beastie Boys vibe, and its flashy video clip…

KASABIAN: Facebook

Artwork of the new, upcoming album The Alchemist’s Euphoria

The Return Of KASABIAN – Hear The New Steaming Single ‘ALYGATYR’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

28 October 2021

Band: KASABIAN
Who: Firm Leicester (UK) rockers
Active: Since 1997 / 6 studio LPs so far

New single: ALYGATYR
A new album is planned for 2022

In July 2020, the news came that charismatic frontman Tom Meighan
had left the band by mutual consent due after being accused and convicted
(he pleaded guilty) following assaulting his ex-fiancée with their child present.

The 4-piece has decided to go on, with songwriter Serge Pizzorno as the main
vocalist (he already sung songs, now and then, on albums in the past). The first
track they unveil is a steaming stomper called ALYGATYR (no idea what it means).
Anyway, Kasabian is back and are gearing up for a UK tour.

Turn it up, folks…

KASABIAN: Facebook

‘GOODBYE KISS’ By KASABIAN – Frontman TOM MEIGHAN Leaves The Band

Top singles from the past…

7 July 2020

Band: Kasabian – (Leicester, UK)
Active: since 1997
Single: Goodbye Kiss
Third single from their fourth LP
B-side: Narcotic Farm
Released: 20 February 2012
Album: Velociraptor! – fourth album

Turning slowly, looking back, see
No words, can save this, you’re broken and I’m pissed
Run along like I’m supposed to, be the man I ought to
Rock and Roll, sent us insane, I hope someday that we will meet again

Goodbye Tom

Out of the blue frontman Tom Meighan announced that he leaves the group.
Damn! One of the best live bands I ever witnessed. Here’s why…

KASABIAN: Facebook


(photo: Turn Up The Volume! Utrecht, The Netherlands – 2015)

I just read the news about Meighan that he pleaded guilty to assaulting
his former fiancee Vikki Ager while smelling heavily of intoxicants,
which of course is bloody malicious! No excuses for attacking women!
DAMN YOU!

KASABIAN – ‘L.S.F.’ – 10 Years Ago At ‘T In The Park Festival’ In Scotland…

Memorable live moments

Watch KASABIAN, one of the best live bands of this century, play an ecstatic version of ‘L.S.F.’ (Lost Souls Forever) with a crowd of thousands going nuts during the euphoric ‘Lalalalala’ finale at T In The Park Festival in Scotland in 2010, ten years ago. This is what ecstatic live music is all about. Press play and scream along on the top of your lungs…

KASABIAN: Facebook


L.S.F. was a single from the band’s self-titled 2004 debut LP. Stream album here