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Kasabian - Brighton Centre - November 26 2014 (Live Review)

Monday, 01 December 2014 Written by Adam Holden

Photos: Kasabian at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena (Craig Thomas/Tallboy Images)

Having put out ‘48:13’ and topped the bill at Glastonbury already this year, this winter run gave Kasabian a chance to further underline their credentials as one of the biggest bands in the UK, something they did with consummate ease at the Brighton Centre.

In a world content to see David Guetta or Calvin Harris jump on every other song, the band have managed to evolve with the times, churning out hit after hit while fleshing out their original indie-rock sound with flashes of other genres.

Unfairly, they have often been lumped in with Oasis and their clones, but they are far better, far more musically capricious than that tag would suggest. A fairer one would perhaps be Primal Scream.

With Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno in full flight, you have two great frontmen. They hold their own against one another and orchestrate the crowd’s every move, with Meighan’s laddish persona playing off Pizzorno’s rock ‘n’ roll cool.

They came out firing with Bumblebee, a tune off their most recent album perfectly suited to getting a crowd going early doors. After that, their set was a rollercoaster of emotions, singalongs and pogoing. While both frontmen stole the show, they were also happy to leave the stage and let the band rock out for minutes at a time.

Neon Moon, from ‘Velociraptor’, was introduced as ‘a song for the weed smokers’ as Pizzorno took centre stage, with the track extended and beautifully executed, while Treat was spun out into a psychedelic, um, treat.

As the band returned for their encore they again reached for a stopwatch motif that had been used throughout the evening, orchestrating the heavy drops of Vlad the Impaler and pushing the crowd towards hysteria. Of course, once the one minute and 10 seconds had elapsed, the whole building vibrated as the heaving mass erupted.

Fittingly, the band dropped in Fatboy Slim’s Praise You in his hometown before finishing with L.S.F, rubber-stamping their status as a band that exists on another planet altogether.

Kasabian Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows:

Mon December 01 2014 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Tue December 02 2014 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Thu December 04 2014 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Fri December 05 2014 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat December 06 2014 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Mon December 08 2014 - DUBLIN 3Arena
Tue December 09 2014 - BELFAST Odyssey Arena
Thu December 11 2014 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Fri December 12 2014 - MANCHESTER Phones 4u Arena
Sat December 13 2014 - SHEFFIELD Motorpoint Arena

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