Kasabian turns it up a notch
KASABIAN isn't the type of band to make promises it can't keep.
So when this Leicester crew sing "Hit me, harder! I'm getting rewired. I flick the switch that makes you feel electric, even faster than before…" you know they are going to do exactly that.
And Kasabian is headed back to Big Day Out to make you feel electric.
Guitarist/singer Serge Pizzorno, frontman Tom Meighan, bassist Chris Edwards and drummer Ian Matthews have never swaggered into Big Day Out this well armed.
Their setlist is now wall-to-wall killers - Club Foot, Empire, Shoot the Runner, Fire, LSF - and the power-pop-stormin'-electro-psychedelic-rock'n'roll of the new album, Velociraptor.
Meighan has warned that once fans wrap their head around Velociraptor and join in on its huge choruses, things are going to go to "another level".
According to bbc.co.uk, "Days Are Forgotten is built on a filthy delta blues riff, and boasts a trademark vowel-murdering, stadium-shaking chorus.
"For sheer catchiness, it's only rivalled by the splendidly silly title-track, with its grimy guitars, absurd lyrics and air-punching chorus.
"Festival-goers should learn the words 'Velociraptor, he gonna find ya, he gonna kill ya, he gonna eat ya' now: you'll be hearing them a lot next year."
"It's empowering," Pizzorno said.
"If you listen to Days Are Forgotten on headphones and walk down the street, it makes you think anything is possible."
Joining Kasabian on these side shows as very special guests are fellow-country men The Vaccines.
Not yet two years old, this four-piece has raced from fervent whisper on the London indie scene to full-blown hype courtesy of their first singles, If You Wanna and Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra), while their first live shows earned them tags like "indecently exciting" and "game changers".
Their March 2011 debut album, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?, packed DNA from '60s pop to the dirty fuzz of The Jesus & Mary Chain. These are the only Australian Kasabian and The Vaccines shows outside of the