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Watch Kasabian Cover Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”

Kasabian covered Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. The English rock band was accompanied by a string section and incorporates a mash-up of DJ Shadow’s “Organ Donor” into the mix. Kasabian joins the Killers and Weird Al, who have also put their own spin on the unofficial song of the summer. Watch… More »

By: James Rettig / September 2, 2014 - 9:17 am

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their second fest go-around. John Fogerty joined the Black Keys, Annie Clark of St. Vincent sang with Andrew Bird, and Thom Yorke came out during Modeselektor’s set to perform “Shipwreck.” The… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Lana Del Rey Covers Kasabian

Recently, Lana Del Rey recorded a session for BBC Radio’s Live Lounge. Those sessions always include covers, and for hers, LDR took on “Goodbye Kiss,” a song from the inexplicably-still-popular Brit-rock band Kasabian. I like her version better. Watch her recording it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2012 - 10:30 am

Bombay Bicycle Club, Jamie Cullum Cover Lana Del Rey

Before they launch into their version of Lana Del Rey’s omnipresent “Video Games” in the live-in-studio video below, the members of British band Bombay Bicycle Club tease a “mystery cover.” Some mystery! At this point, it’d be more surprising if they covered anything other than “Video Games.” Still, the xylophone-driven version is, at the very… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 19, 2011 - 12:08 pm

Speech Debelle Wins 2009 Mercury Prize

Just today people were talking about big money bets coming in for Speech Debelle to win the Mercury Prize, and what do you know, the British rapper rode Ladbrokes’ 4/1 odds and the votes of the Mercury High Council Of Accomplished Elders to bag the coveted, Barclays-sponsored music prize. When she won everybody yelled “Speech!”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2009 - 5:37 pm

Mercury Prize 2009 Nominees

Earlier this morning, British DJ/television presenter Lauren Laverne announced the dozen 2009 Mercury nominees at London’s Hospital Club. The prize, of course, is for the UK’s album of the year award. First things first: In order to be eligible, the album must’ve been released by a British or Irish artist/band between July 2008 and July… More »

By: brandon / July 21, 2009 - 10:19 am

Glastonbury 2009: Blur Make Triumphant Return, Everyone Covers MJ

Aside from some heavy rains on Thursday and some quick showers Sunday, the throngs at Worthy Farm this year enjoyed some of the best weather in Glastonbury history. In return, the impressive lineup — featuring headliners Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young, and memorable sets from Blur, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Lily Allen, Spinal Tap, etc. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 29, 2009 - 9:08 am

New Kasabian Video – “Vlad The Impaler”

Jay-Z beloved Leicester, UK rockers Kasabian’s third album West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum is out in June, but we’re already getting a taste via “Vlad The Impaler.” Nice, there aren’t enough songs about Vlad the Impaler, aka Vlad Dracula, aka Dracula, aka etc. In this retrofit video, English actor and comedian Noel Fielding, aka TheMore »

By: brandon / March 31, 2009 - 3:45 pm

Various Artists – Radio 1 Established 1967

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By: Stereogum / October 2, 2007 - 2:51 pm

Tom Kasabian: “Fuck Emo”

Kasabian, the biggest band in the world — the world of NME readers, that is — hates everyone. But Fueled By Ramen really gets Tom Meighan’s goat. He talks to MTV News:”I keep hearing how emo music is bringing kids together and that it’s got these positive messages and all that, but if it’s damaging… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 29, 2006 - 9:44 am

Kasabian Vs. Everyone

You guys weren’t feeling the new Kasabian. And Playlouder seemed downright angry at the band’s existence:At parties I often have to withstand friends saying things along the lines of “Oh, Kasabian, yeah, their tunes are decent but I get put off ‘cos they act like a bunch of cunts”, whereas for me the opposite ha… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 4, 2006 - 5:04 pm

Stream The New Kasabian

Kasabian strike back. Listen to Empire at MySpace. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 18, 2006 - 6:17 pm

Kasabian Insults, Apologizes To Mick And Keef

On Friday night Kasabian’s Tom Meighan was interviewed on Channel 4 and went on a rant about the Rolling Stones, who his band’s supporting on the road.TOM MEIGHAN: “It’s quite incredible. We’re fucking supporting them! So if we get kicked off the stage we’ve got to buy a ticket, which is about 200 quid. It’… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 8, 2006 - 7:04 pm

New Kasabian – “Empire”

Kasabian’s Empire is out 9/19. Here’s the title track:

On first listen, I would say … I don’t think there’s gonna be a second listen. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 3, 2006 - 6:37 pm

Embrace 0, Kasabian 0

When they’re not causing a riot in Stuttgart, English football fans take this World Cup shit pretty seriously. But here at Stereogum, we call it soccer, and we’re much more interested in the soundtrack. So let’s try to get this straight…

Embrace’s “World At Your Feet” is the official theme?

Embrace – “WorldMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 27, 2006 - 12:50 pm

Processed Beats

Cara gave us the best engagement present ever, so today she gets to recommend a band to you.

Cara: Scott — you should tell everyone you know that they need to go see Kasabian the next time they come back to NYC. They were spectacular.
Stereogum: You wrote last night … did you write… More »

By: Stereogum / November 19, 2004 - 9:55 am