Kasabian Light Up As They Talk Thundercat, Public Enemy & More In Our Next 'MTV Records'
We took Kasabian to London's legendary Rough Trade West to talk about Thundercat, the vinyl resurgence and much more...
“We’re gonna save guitar music from the abyss,” Kasabian said earlier this year in their trademark style: confidence overflowing, tongues firmly lodged in their cheeks. What else did you expect them to say? This is, after all, the same band that once labelled Justin Timberlake as “a midget with whiskers”.
Kasabian’s statements grab a lot of headlines - and you can see why - but it’s a shame because it distracts from something more interesting: Kasabian’s broad, open-minded taste in music that’s rarely discussed.
MTV took singer Tom Meighan and guitarist Serge Pizzorno record shopping at London’s legendary Rough Trade West to talk Thundercat (“I’d say Thundercat’s the best bass player in the world right now”), N.W.A (“I love Straight Outta Compton so much. It was like punk, when it came out”), Flying Lotus ([Lotus made] one of the best albums I’ve ever heard”), and much more.
We saw a side of Kasabian that doesn't get spoken about very often, that of a group of people who, despite their occasional silly statements, are really passionate music fans. For instance, during our shop, Tom bought Thundercat’s new album Drunk because he knew he’d be seeing him at the Jools Holland recording the following day, which meant he could get it signed. He was thrilled about that. Seeing people, like Meighan, getting pumped about the best artists, seeing that he's not afraid of getting excitable and looking a little less cool - that's something that we like that a lot.
Elsewhere, the pair spoke about their love of music from Seattle, Public Enemy, GZA's album Liquid Swords, and more.
Watch the second episode of MTV Records, featuring Kasabian, below:
Kasabian's sixth studio album For Crying Out Loud is out now.
Huge thanks to Rough Trade West for having us. Make sure you check the store out over at 130 Talbot Road, London, W11 1JA. You won't regret it. They're open 10.00am - 6.30pm Monday - Saturday, and 11.00am - 5.00pm on Sunday. For more information, click here.
Watch the first episode of MTV Records, featuring Metronomy, here.
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