Live Review: Kasabian
The mouthy Shoot The Runner rockers play outside in Londons Somerset House
Blanketed by one of this years rare clear nights " Friday the 13th at Somerset House brought some unexpected luck. The shell stage boomed with Kasabians opening track Shoot The Runner with no rain in sight.
In true Brit rock stupor, zealous die-hards mosh centre stage - open mouthed and fingers pumped to the sky, belting out the chorus and welcome Kasabian to the concrete cavern on The Strand.
The Leicestershire band have a big arena presence and it was only a dream ago they were a highlight at Live Earth. And this could have been a Wembley sized performance. Frontman Tom Meighan leans over his crowd, one foot atop his sound monitor and shouts in his best northern accent Hello Somerset House London!!! .
Lead guitarist and band song writer Sergio Pizzorno plucks at his red guitar, and from under the shadow of his felt hat sings Me Plus One. Drummer Ian dictates his mesmerizing jaw-clenching efforts and beats the hell out of his kit, succeeding in reverberating Somersets innards.
Closely followed by Toms hurling vocal effort in Cutt Off saw the crowd explode in a wash of drink bottles and anything in-hand leave for the open-air.
The well chosen finale anthem L.S.F made way for the frontmans usual crowd parting and chanting. The four-piece then beamed linking arms and paying homage to their fans with a theatrical group bow. Toms thanks across the mic was littered with giggles of grown-man delight.
You know youve seen something that sticks when the la la la echoes of L.S.F float down Embankment as bleary eyed concert-goers zig-zag into the night.