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Kasabian (bandtråd)

NYTT TEMA
gallaghersen

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gallaghersen
02.03.09 21:20

I forbindelse med at Kasabian snart slipper nytt album, passer det å lage en bandtråd slik at man samler troppene og unngår at det blir lagd mange nye tråder om samme "tema".

 

Nok tullprat. Forventningene til den nye skiva er store her i gården. Den skulle i utgangspunktet dukke opp i april, men siste nytt er at den slippes i månedsskiftet mai/juni (fra Tom Meighans munn). Første smakebit er allerede ute, dog kun et minutt lang og av alle ting fra en tv-reklame. Låta jeg snakker om er "Underdog"(muligens tidligere kjent som "Vlad...") som trolig er åpningslåta på det nye albumet. Her kan du selv høre og gjøre opp en mening om hva du synes om den:

Underdog

 

Selv syns jeg dette låter ufattelig fett. Virker som de tar turen tilbake til røttene man fant på debutskiva, men vanskelig å konkludere noe foreløpig. Uansett en spennende forhåndslytt.

Resident

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Resident
02.03.09 21:22

Wow! Høres veldig lovende ut, har hørt mye på Kasabian det siste året og forleden sjekka jeg opp om de snart kom med no nytt. Gleder meg virkelig.

torgeirht

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torgeirht
02.03.09 21:22

Bandtråd-konseptet har tydeligvis gått for langt når Kasabian(!) får sin egen!

Resident

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Resident
02.03.09 21:25

Neppe! ;)

muzzIe

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muzzIe
02.03.09 21:30
gallaghersen: I forbindelse med at Kasabian snart slipper nytt album, passer det å lage en bandtråd slik at man samler troppene og unngår at det blir lagd mange nye tråder om samme "tema".

Kjempebra tiltak. Vi vet hvordan det pleier å bli her inne når Kasabian slipper plater.

Charmicarmicat

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Charmicarmicat
02.03.09 21:51

Savner en Bjørn Eidsvåg-bandtråd. Kanskje jeg skal lage en?

gallaghersen

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gallaghersen
02.03.09 22:12

Følgende låter (foruten Underdog)som muligens blir å finne på skiva:

Fast Fuse

Thick As Thieves

Fire

Where Did The Love Go, West Rider/Silver Bullet, Happiness, Vlad The Impailer.

 

Bare å glede seg!

 

MagicPie

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MagicPie
02.03.09 23:34

Nytt album ser jeg fram til, synes det de så langt har kommet med er knall. Sisteskiva tok sin tid før den satt, men i dag synes jeg faktisk den er den beste.

WolfParade

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WolfParade
03.03.09 00:41

Dette jo bli bra!

TheBracket

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TheBracket
03.03.09 07:36

Empire var en skuffelse så jeg er forsiktig med forventningene.

JohnSquire

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JohnSquire
03.03.09 10:05
TheBracket: Empire var en skuffelse så jeg er forsiktig med forventningene.

Hvorfor skuffet det deg? Synes Empire på ingen måte var like bra som forgjengeren men hadde likevel mange godbiter som f.eks. Shoot the Runner.

TheBracket

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TheBracket
03.03.09 12:42
JohnSquire: Hvorfor skuffet det deg?

Fordi det var et godt stykke mellom godbitene.

sharpe

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sharpe
03.03.09 12:47

Enig med resten. Empire tok tid for å sette seg, og det er en bra plate, men det blir litt for mye samme kjøret der. Sliter m å komme på noe som stikker seg veldig ut fra resten. Synes ikke noe der er på høyde m processed beats, reason is treason og lsf osv...

Men det blir bra med no nytt fra den fronten. Ska se kasabian på wembley i juli, og gleder meg vilt:))

gallaghersen

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gallaghersen
05.03.09 19:02

Tom Meighan spøkte ikke da han sa at tittelen på det nye albumet er "a bit of a tounge twister". Ifølge HMVs nettsider heter albumet: "West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum" og slippes 8.juni.

 

NME skriver følgende: The 'West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum' was located in the village of Stanley, on the outskirts of Wakefield. Opening in 1818, the building housed 1469 patients from across West Yorkshire.

West Riding is a theme on the record with a track, 'West Riding Silver Bullet', set to feature on the finished record. As first revealed by NME.COM, the track features frontman Tom Meighan dueting with 'Sin City' actress Rosario Dawson.

TheBracket

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TheBracket
05.03.09 20:16

Får håpe de leverer noe bedre enn Empire.

JohnSquire

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JohnSquire
21.03.09 20:48

Info om det nye albumet:

Kasabian Take One Way Ticket To Lunatic Asylum

West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum was a mental institution built in the 1800's in West Yorkshire, England and housed the "mentally-poor". It was later changed to the High Royds Psychiatric Hospital and was then shut down back in 2003.

Kasabian, being the indie-rock beasts that they are, have decided to call their third album by the institutes original name and thus, West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum is the official title of their upcoming LP. Better than Sams Town though isn't it?

The record still doesn't have a track listing as yet but we do know that one track West Riding Silver Bullet, lifts part of its name from the albums title. The record follows up the groups 2007 acclaimed effort Empire.

HMV says the record (which was recorded in San Francisco) will be out June 8th but there's no official date as yet so keep checking back for more news as the weeks progress.

What does everyone think of West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum then? Stylish and historical or too long and pretentious? Let us know below.

Gleder meg allerede...

gallaghersen

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gallaghersen
22.03.09 18:25

Merkelig post, JohnSquire. Det du linker til er jo akkurat det samme som står et par poster ovenfor!? Uansett, her er litt mer inngående info om skiva, fra et par måneder gammelt intervju. For den som er interessert, vel og merke:

 

Kasabian on their new album...

“The third record is the one you're judged on” says Serge Pizzorno, referring to the band's extraordinary new album The West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

“It's where you've established yourself and people find out who you really are. In terms of success we've breached the walls. Now it's time to destroy the system from within.”

Two years in the making, West Rider is the sound of a band at the peak of their powers. A fifty-two minute mash up of sky-scraping melodies, electro-punk riffs, Morricone-esque symphonics, Mariachi stomps and psych-pop lullabies, it is both a stadium sized declaration of intent and a bar-raising benchmark for rock music in 2009. Even better, It also flies in the face of disposable pop culture.

“The album was inspired by movies like (Alejandro Jodorowksy's) Holy Mountain ” says Serge. “It's the soundtrack to an imaginary movie. We want to encourage people to listen to it as whole. At the moment people are being encouraged to pay seventy nine pence to download one song, and I think that really underestimates what genuine music fans want to listen to. We wanted to make an album which takes the listener on a journey.”

Getting here has been a process which started in 2007. As with all great albums, it's been a tale of passion, perseverance and more than a few long dark nights of the soul. When touring commitments for chart topping second album Empire (sales to date: nine hundred thousand and counting) finally came to an end, the band found themselves crash-landed back in Leicester, forced to re-adapt to everyday life.

“We were on the road for four years straight“ says Tom. “We played everywhere from baseball stadiums in Japan to supermarkets in Mexico. By the end of it we were like vampires, feeding off the road. Suddenly you're sitting at home with nothing to do. It did my fucking head in.”

While Tom bounced off the walls, Serge wrote. “Empire was a difficult time,” acknowledges the guitarist. “We lost a member (original guitarist Chris Karloff) and we needed to get something out quickly. This time I wanted to take my time and create something on a grander scale. You're always told that you should write ten hit singles, but we thought: 'let's throw it out of the window and go even more mental.”

Recording at home and in the band's own studio in a disused shoe factory- stocked with “mad amps, guitars with three necks and ancient synths”- Serge set about getting the symphonies inside his head down on tape.

”In my house I've got a tiny little room with a computer, a couple of synths and guitar” he explains. “I'd spend hours working on tunes. I've always liked concept albums – Pepper's, The Small Faces ‘ Ogdens Nut Gone Flake’, The Pretty Things ‘S.F Sorrow’, and I realised I wanted to write songs which worked together as a whole. The buzz you get at three o’clock in the morning when you’ve got a beat going and the verse and chorus come together is what it’s all about for me.”

A tantalising glimpse of these sonic experiments arrived with the release of 'Fast Fuse' as a download only single in Sept 2007. An NME Track Of The Week complete with the couplet: “I’m Lucifer’s child wild acid’s done/ Black sunglasses shade the morning sun”, it was a reminder that when it comes to writing rock'n'roll anthems, Pizzorno has no equal (if that's not recommendation enough, it's also Liam Gallagher's favourite Kasabian tune).
“Fast Fuse' is a modern day rock'n'roll classic” says Tom. “It's a punch in the stomach. A bullet between the eyes. The words are almost like the Wu Tang Clan. As far as rock’n’roll songs to spit in someone’s faces go, we've nailed it. “

By the middle of last year, Pizzorno had fine-tuned an album's worth of material. However, ever the perfectionist, he decided to seek a second opinion.

“We finished the album and it was ready to go,” says Serge. “I'd produced it, and the label were happy to put it out as it was. But I took a step back and thought I wanted someone else's ear. So I asked Dan the Automator ( aka hip-hop legend Dan Nakamura) whether he would be up for working on it. For me, DJ Shadow's 'Entroducing' was a massive record, so I knew I could trust his opinion.”

Starting in San Francisco in August 2008, the pair set about stripping back the layers of samples and riffs amassed in Serge’s studio to discover the soul of the songs within. “Looking back, it was only seventy per cent finished before I started working with Dan. He was a great person to bounce ideas off. We put more emphasis on Tom's vocals and gave the songs room to breathe. Suddenly the true nature of the album revealed itself.”

Opening with 'Underdog' which finds Tom at full stretch, singing “I live my life on a lullaby”, West Rider pulsates with ideas, energy and-crucially-cracking tunes. From the slinky techno pulse of 'Swarfiga' to the Kinks-esque 'Thick As Thieves' it builds to the pivotal ‘West Rider Silver Bullet’, a duet between Tom and Sin City actress Rosario Dawson.

“We met Rosario at the Isle Of Wight when she came to see us” explains Tom. “We wanted a proper rock’n’roll duet on the record –like Lee and Nancy, Serge and Jane, so she was perfect. It’s about two lovers racing towards the sunset- a total crazed acid vibe.”

First single 'Vlad The Impaler', meanwhile, is a turbo-rock anthem to top even 'Empire'. ”Vlad is a total chaos tune” enthuses Serge. “It's a call out to all our people, the ones who are tuned into our radio station. I also love the idea of sitting in a room with all your enemies heads on spikes.”

If haunting arabesque 'Secret Alphabets' (inspired by the lyrical breakthroughs of Bob Dylan noted in Mick Farren's 'Give The Anarchist A Cigarette') is a nod to the band’s interest in '60's counterculture, there’s a lyrical depth at work often missed by those overwhelmed by their sonic onslaught.

‘Where Did All The Love Go?’ addresses the daily carnage of ‘Broken’ Britain in 2009 (“The rivers of the pavement are now flowing now with blood/ The children of the future are drowning in the flood”);

‘Take Aim’, meanwhile, addresses a society where the class divide is exacerbated by TV game shows (“Bribe them and give them star prizes/Lock them away in high rises”).


If the overall feel is of Ray Davies’ ‘Village Green’ paved over, sold off and replaced by a madhouse, there's also a conceptual thread linking all the songs. “Fast Fuse’ is about this wild kid who’s been put into the asylum” explains Serge. “He’s desperate to get out, but he doesn’t know how.”

A final ‘Happiness’, however, is a strung-out serenade to the good times. “I wanted to end the album on a positive note” says Serge. “There’s a lot of bad news around at the moment but we wanted to show people there is light at the end of the tunnel, you’ve just got to believe in yourself.”

And ‘The West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ itself? “It’s about people escaping somewhere else when they take drugs. It’s a place of opposites-where paupers can become princes. The way things are at the moment, it seems like a good place to be.” Indeed. Just as Entroducing and Dig Your Own Hole, key chapters in Kasabian’s history, defined the times, The West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum seems destined to soundtrack the end of the decade. Let the madness begin.

gallaghersen

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gallaghersen
26.03.09 00:59

Jadda! Snart får vi en flunkende ny låt fra gutta. Som gratis nedlasting 31.mars. Ser fram til det:

Kasabian will be releasing their new track Vlad the Impaler as a free download from Kasabian.co.uk for a limited period of 4 days only.

The download will be available from 7:30 on March 31st until Midnight April 3rd only from Kasabian.co.uk.

The single is taken from their forthcoming album The West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum, out Jun 8th and the first physical single release will be Fire, out June 1st.

gallaghersen

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gallaghersen
29.03.09 15:42

Klipp fra Teenage Cancer Trust konserten har dukket opp på youtube, med varierende kvalitet riktignok. Mest interessant er allikevel den nye låta Underdog. Høres ut som en voldsom fet rockelåt. Det lille minuttet vi fikk for noen uker siden bare underbygger den påstanden.

akaRa

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akaRa
29.03.09 21:07

Har desverre aldri fått helt taket på Kasabian.. har prøvd men :/

TheBracket

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TheBracket
29.03.09 22:04
akaRa: Har desverre aldri fått helt taket på Kasabian.. har prøvd men :/

Første plata var genial. Empire derimot, var skuffende.

gallaghersen

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gallaghersen
31.03.09 18:46

Jaja. Da var Vlad the impaler klar for gratis nedlastning (kasabian.co.uk). Ikke helt den store låta. Passer nok bedre i albumformat tenker jeg. Et par gjennomlyttinger hittil. Venter med endelig dom etter noen runder til.

JohnSquire

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JohnSquire
31.03.09 19:05

Vlad the Impaler startet veldig svakt for meg, men blir bare bedre og bedre. Absolutt godkjent.

gallaghersen

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gallaghersen
31.03.09 20:24
JohnSquire: Vlad the Impaler startet veldig svakt for meg, men blir bare bedre og bedre. Absolutt godkjent.

Veldig enig. Ikke spesielt glad i den "rap-aktige" starten. Vokser derimot jo lengre man kommer ut i låta. Egentlig en ganske fet låt, men ikke første-singel-materiale sånn sett. Mangler et minneverdig refreng i så måte. "Fire" kommer derimot til å smelle bra fra seg.

TheBracket

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TheBracket
31.03.09 22:01

Noen andre som får litt Prodigy følelse av dette?

gallaghersen

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gallaghersen
12.04.09 19:16

"Underdog" har lekket på nettet. En aldeles glitrende rockelåt, som gir vibber tilbake til debuten i 2004. Ta en lytt selv, her:

TheBracket

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TheBracket
12.04.09 20:29

Dette var absolutt godkjent! For en vokalist Tom er!

MagicPie

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MagicPie
12.04.09 20:39

Jeg liker det jeg hører! Skaper ikke mindre forventninger til den kommende skiva.

gallaghersen

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gallaghersen
15.04.09 22:58

På mandag ble første offisielle singel spilt på radio. "Fire" er en bra låt, men virker som den mister litt av sitt momentum i studioversjonen. Mulig det har med et halvveis dårlig radiorip å gjøre, men man kommer ikke fra det faktum at dette også er en sabla god rockelåt:

TheBracket

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TheBracket
15.04.09 23:30

Skuffende refreng. Har ikke de helt store forventningene til denne skiva.

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