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KASABIAN

Album Review: Kasabian - 48:13 (2014 LP)

English rockers Kasabian have always managed to inject a sense of in-your-face confidence into their numerous releases, with their latest album 48:13 being no exception. It’s a mish-mash of interludes, experimental moments and of course, the recognisable sounds of Tom Meighan and Sergio Pizzorno, leaving fans with something that is simultaneously familiar yet foreign.

Live Review: Kasabian + Delta Riggs - Hordern Pavilion (10.08.14)

Few bands deserve the term stomping like Kasabian. Whether it’s the plodding bass lines and pounding beats, cocksure, northern English swagger or the hangar full of sweaty fans draped in football flags and various limbs, it’s easy to see why the band has consistently been noted as one of the best live acts around. With five albums-worth of crowd favourites to work through the Leicester lads delivered a powerful, creative and in the end, utterly enjoyable one and a half hours of dance inflected rock.

Photo Gallery: Kasabian + The Delta Riggs - Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane (12.08.14)

The mighty Kasabian wrapped up their Australian tour with The Delta Riggs in Brisbane tonight, and Andrew Wade was there to bring us these farewell pics from the pit:

Live Review: Kasabian + The Delta Riggs - Festival Hall, Melbourne (09.08.14)

Close your eyes for a moment and you could be forgiven for thinking that Kasabian have hijacked The Delta Riggs’ time slot. Open them, to leer at frontman Elliot Hammond cavorting about the stage with swagger, belting out latest single “Supersonic Casualties” rousing the die hards. 48:13 in giant pink letters on the black, back drop is a sign of what’s to follow.

Photo Gallery: Kasabian + The Delta Riggs - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (10.08.14)

Sunday night it was Sydney's turn for Kasabian to unleash themselves upon us, supported by The Delta Riggs at the Hordern Pavilion! Mikki Gomez brings us these photos from the night:

Photo Gallery: Kasabian + The Delta Riggs - Festival Hall, Melbourne (09.08.14)

Kasabian and The Delta Riggs performed at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Saturday night. Ian Laidlaw was there and brings the AU these photos from the night:

Live Review: Kasabian + The Delta Riggs - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (07.08.14)

There's a group of insanely cool cats from Leicester in the UK who have produced an inconceivable amount of indie rock, bitch-please-I’m-party-dancing, psychedelic anthems. And for the first time since playing at the 2011 Big Day Out they have graced Australia with their presence. That group goes by the name of Kasabian.

Photo Gallery: Kasabian - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (07.08.14)

Kasabian

Kasabian returned to Adelaide's Thebarton Theatre last night for another fantastic gig. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review and brings you these shots!

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival Day 2, South Korea (02.08.14)

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au was invited to attend the 9th edition of Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival 2014 at the city of Incheon in South Korea. This three day international rock festival is one of the most important on the Korean music calendar with acts from the UK and US featured alongside Asian and local Korean artists. Day 2 of the festival featured acts such as Crash, The Inspector Cluzo, Boys Like Girls, Peppertones, IDIOTAPE, The Horrors and Day 2 headliner Kasabian (pictured above).

the AU interview: Tom Meighan of Kasabian (Leicester) on critics, "48:13" & the two biggest shows of his career.

Kasabian have had a long running love affair with their Australian fans. Maybe it's the shared innate raucous behaviour that both share when it comes to getting loose at a rock and roll show. Perhaps it's a shared and well-respected ethos of not giving a fuck about the hard stuff. Regardless, it's evident that whenever the band has been through the country, festival or headline tour, the people have responded. And responded well. The Leicester four-piece are going to be back in the country for a run of shows this August with new album 48:13 raring to go.