KASABIAN – Vorst Nationaal, Brussels – Nov. 8, 2014
My ears are still recovering from this ‘louder than war’ gig.
‘Turn up the volume’ is my credo and I like it when the music goes through my body at concerts but this was… DANGEROUSLY LOUD !
Seventh time I see this gang and definitely the loudest party of all. Maybe standing in the front row on the far right under the colossal speakers wasn’t really a good idea. Plus this 8.000 capacity arena is 100% concrete and the sound bounces forward and backward. After half an hour I just went to the back of the arena so my ears could relax a bit. Arena’s suck. Give me sweaty, intimate clubs any day.
Kasabian is BIG in Europe (this year they headlined Glastonbury UK, the world’s largest music festival playing to 100,000 fans) but one of the many British bands who hope to conquer America someday. So instead of a live review (I’m lazy) here’s, for those interested, some info on the band, pics of the gig and another killer track.
Kasabian: a quartet named after Linda Kasabian, Charles Manson’s getaway driver turned state witness.
Home: Leicester, UK.
Sounds: boisterous rock & roll mixed with swaggering dance electronica, best heard live.
Key players: frontman/singer Tom Meighan and songwriter/musical maestro Serge Pizzorno.
Debut: 2004 with their self-titled album and monstrous anthemic ‘LSF’ (Lost Souls Forever) single (see clip hereunder).
Latest album: this year’s ‘48.13’, their fifth longplayer.
Here’s ‘LSF’ – Kasabian at heart – Play it… loud !
(All gig pics by JL)
Eez-eh … groovy bastard single !