It's only a matter of days after organising the interview
that I learn that the band shares the same management as BRMC
and The Thrills. That would probably account for why the Leicestershire
band has the song 'LSF' on Fifa 2004. Though I'm doing the
band some injustice after all it's a cracking good tune. If
you own the game you'll know what I'm on about.
Kasabian are a new band, so there's very little music widely
available. If you're lucky you've bought the limited issue
'Processed Beats' and blagged a promo of the forthcoming debut
single 'Reason Is Treason'. For some this is not enough and
withdrawal symptoms have caused home-made recordings from
Fifa to be made. The result is dodgy versions of 'LSF' available
to download from the net. Well, it is a quick fix.
Chris informs me the band wasn't always called Kasabian, formed
in 1998 by
a group of school mates.
"Apart from Chris (Karloff), the guitarist. We met him
down the pub. We didn't know him but we knew he played the
guitar so we asked him to join. We've
only been Kasabian since we really got signed eighteen months
ago. The record company didn't like the name we had and neither
did we. So it was a mutual agreement to change it. We already
had the name Kasabian lined up."
So what fuels the bands music?
"You would have to ask Serge and Chris," begins
Chris. "They write all the music. They just get battered
and go up to the computer room and you know."
Not really but I get the gist. What about musical influences?
Who's responsible for inspiring the Kasabian sound?
"Everything mate, DJ Shadow, Beatles, everything, Primal