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West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (2008–present)

March 10, 2010

The band released an EP titled Fast Fuse in late 2007 which featured the songs “Fast Fuse” and “Thick As Thieves”, however the EP was not given any promotion or advertisement. Both tracks are featured in their third album. “Fast Fuse” was also included in the soundtrack to the video game FIFA 09, and was the official theme song of a WWE pay-per-view event, Cyber Sunday 2007. It is also now used as the main soundtrack on BBC Three’s show, Russell Howard’s Good News.
Kasabian started work on their third album in late 2007. Prior to release, the band said that their third album would contain an early Pink Floyd-influenced song that “sounds like Syd Barrett.” For the album the band recruited American hip hop and electronica producer Dan The Automator, who is best known for his work on the first Gorillaz album. On 5 March 2009, albumvote.co.uk revealed that the album title would be West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum with the release date set for 8 June 2009.Buy & Sell V Festival Tickets through YourTicketMarket.com One stop shop to catch your favourite event Tickets like V Festival Tickets, Guaranteed, Fast and Secure!

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The album seems to focus on the horrors of war

March 10, 2010

The album seems to focus on the horrors of war, and the problems of waging it. “Shoot the Runner” reached Number 17 in the British charts. A third single, “Me Plus One”, was released on 2 January 2007.
Kasabian won the Best Live Act award at the 2007 NME Awards. After receiving the award, Meighan said: “This is the first award we’ve ever won, so about fucking time! Thank you NME!”
The band finished touring supporting the new album, playing at many festivals, including Isle of Wight Festival in June 2007, and second from top on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival. On 7 July 2007 Kasabian performed as part of the UK leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium, London. The following night the band headlined the NME stage at the T in the Park festival in Kinross, Scotland. The band ended 2007 by playing a 1 hour set at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party. Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher joined the band on stage to play guitar on the last 3 songs of the set.Buy & Sell V Festival Tickets through YourTicketMarket.com One stop shop to catch your favourite event Tickets like V Festival Tickets, Guaranteed, Fast and Secure!

Empire (2006–2007)

March 8, 2010

Empire (2006–2007)
During the recording of Kasabian’s second album, Empire, Christopher Karloff, one of the band’s chief songwriters, had “artistic and creative differences” and was asked to leave the band, according to the band’s website, although there is evidence to suggest that Christopher Karloff left due to personal circumstances.He had contributed his writing skills to three of the songs on Empire (the title track, which went on to be the first single released from the album, and also By My Side and Stuntman). The album itself was released in the UK on 28 August 2006. The band recruited once temporary drummer, Ian Matthews, as a permanent member of the band. In October 2006, Kasabian recorded a live session for Live from Abbey Road at the famed studios. The song “Empire”, a self-described ‘call to arms’ and the first single from the album of the same name, reached Number 9 on the UK charts, based on downloads sales alone, and with only six days airplay. It stayed in the top 10 for 4 weeks. It was exclusively played on BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe show in July 2006 and immediately made available for internet download.Buy & Sell V Festival Tickets through YourTicketMarket.com One stop shop to catch your favourite event Tickets like V Festival Tickets, Guaranteed, Fast and Secure!

Debut album (2003–2005)

March 8, 2010

Debut album (2003–2005)
Their eponymous debut album was released in the UK on 13 September 2004 receiving good sales and generally positive reviews. During the recording, the band lived in a farmhouse near Rutland Water to avoid being disturbed. Kasabian featured at Glastonbury Festival 2005 on the ‘Other Stage.Despite having two prior single releases with debut single “Processed Beats” and lead single “Reason Is Treason”, it was their third single release “Club Foot” that finally gave Kasabian success in the singles charts. The song, which was written in the early years of Kasabian, went on to enjoy both critical and commercial success, becoming one of the band’s best loved songs, and being performed at nearly every Kasabian live performance since its release. The song was the theme for the skate game Tony Hawk’s Project 8, Pro Evolution Soccer 5 and WRC: Rally Evolved, as well as being featured in the movies The Guardian and Goal!.”Reason Is Treason” was featured in the games Gran Turismo 4 on the PlayStation 2 and Shaun White Snowboarding on the Xbox 360. “L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)” was featured in the game FIFA 2004 also on the PlayStation 2.Buy & Sell V Festival Tickets through YourTicketMarket.com One stop shop to catch your favourite event Tickets like V Festival Tickets, Guaranteed, Fast and Secure!

2010 Line Up For V Festival

March 6, 2010

Kasabian History
Early years (1999–2002)
The band was formerly called Saracuse and started recording at Bedrock Studios in Leicester where Chris Edwards worked as an engineer. The original band members all hailed from Countesthorpe and Blaby, and the band formed while Pizzorno and Meighan were attending Countesthorpe Community College. The influence of The Stone Roses can be heard in their first jams. The first demo EP was produced by Scott Gilbert and handed to the band late on 24 December 1999. Their first public appearance was at the Vipers Rugby Club to celebrate Chris’ 18th birthday with family and friends. The band were soon spotted and changed their name to Kasabian, after Linda Kasabian, a member of the Charles Manson cult (aka the Manson “family”) famous for serving as his getaway driver. In an interview with Ukula, bassist Chris Edwards explained how the former guitarist Chris Karloff picked the name. Reading up on Charles Manson, the Kasabian name stuck with Karloff. “He just thought the word was cool, it literally took about a minute after the rest of us heard it… so it was decided,” says Edwards.Buy & Sell V Festival Tickets through YourTicketMarket.com One stop shop to catch your favourite event Tickets like V Festival Tickets, Guaranteed, Fast and Secure!

2010 Line Up For V Festival

March 6, 2010

Kasabian
Kasabian are a BRIT Award-winning British indie rock band that formed in Countesthorpe, Leicestershire in 1999. Originally comprising vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and keyboardist Christopher Karloff, guitarist and backing vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, bassist Chris Edwards and drummer Ash Hannis, the band has released three studio albums – Kasabian (2004), Empire (2006) and West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (2009). The band currently features Meighan, Pizzorno, Edwards and drummer Ian Matthews, who replaced Hannis in 2004.Buy & Sell V Festival Tickets through YourTicketMarket.com One stop shop to catch your favourite event Tickets like V Festival Tickets, Guaranteed, Fast and Secure!

Only Revolutions (2008–present)

March 5, 2010

Only Revolutions (2008–present)
The band released a new single entitled “Mountains” in July 2008, which reached #5 in the UK Singles Chart – the band’s first song to reach the top 10, and their highest charting single to date. Originally released as a stand-alone single, “Mountains” went on to be included on the album. In December 2008 the band played their biggest headline shows including a date at Glasgow’s SECC, a 10,000 capacity venue.
In an interview with NME the band stated that they had started work on a follow up album to 2007’s Puzzle. Simon Neil noted that the album would include some of the band’s “heaviest riffs to date,” while Ben Johnston, in an interview with XFM, revealed that the forthcoming album would be “Classic Biffy” and that they already had 16 demos laid down. Simon Neil told Kerrang magazine in December 8 about the new album, playfully saying “The soft bits are softer, and the hard bits are harder…”, mocking how bands always label their new albums the most heavy and yet melodic so far. The band are working with Puzzle producer Garth Richardson again at Ocean Way studios, many videos on the net have been shown of them playing along to Shania Twain’s “Still the One”.
A Kerrang! magazine article, published in March 2009, stated that they planned to enter the studio in April. This article also revealed a working title for the upcoming album – “Boom, Blast and Ruin”. However on their official site, they have been showing a series of updates every week and slowly revealing letters of the new album. After Rock Sound revealing a mistake in the albums name “Only Exceptions”, it was revealed officially that the album would be titled ‘Only Revolutions’.Buy & Sell V Festival Tickets through YourTicketMarket.com One stop shop to catch your favourite event Tickets like V Festival Tickets, Guaranteed, Fast and Secure!

Puzzle & mainstream success: 2006–2008

March 5, 2010

Puzzle & mainstream success: 2006–2008
In 2006, Biffy Clyro left Beggars Banquet and signed a deal with 14th Floor, an offshoot of Warner Bros. In September, the band went to Canada to record their fourth album at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, and The Farm Studio in Gibsons. From these sessions the song “Semi-Mental” was released as a digital download on 25 December. In 2007, the song “Saturday Superhouse” was released on 5 March, where it reached #13 on the UK Singles Chart; at the time, the band’s highest single chart position to date. Puzzle was released in June to critical acclaim, and helped the band to reach their highest UK Albums Chart position ever, reaching #2 in the first week of release. Support slots for acts such as Muse at the new Wembley Stadium, The Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Rolling Stones were significant in expanding Biffy’s fanbase. The band also played the Download 2007, Glastonbury 2007, Reading and Leeds Festival and T in the Park for a record seventh time. On 25 August, it was announced that “Machines” would be the next single from Puzzle, and was released on 8 October. The band also opened for Linkin Park during January on their European tour. In 2008 the band toured with Queens Of The Stone Age on their European and North American tours for Era Vulgaris, and also opened for New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi at Twickenham during the Lost Highway Tour.Buy & Sell V Festival Tickets through YourTicketMarket.com One stop shop to catch your favourite event Tickets like V Festival Tickets, Guaranteed, Fast and Secure!

The Beggars Banquet years: 2001–2005

March 4, 2010


On 9 April 2001, previously unreleased song “27” was released as a single. On 1 October 2001, a song from thekidswho… was re-recorded and released as a single, “Justboy”. This was repeated again on 4 February 2002, when the song “57” was released. On 11 March, the band’s debut album, Blackened Sky, was released to generally positive reviews. It was around this time that the band began touring extensively, including being the support for Weezer on 20 March at the Barrowlands in Glasgow. On 15 July, the fourth single from the album, “Joy.Discovery.Invention” was released as a double A-side with a newly recorded song, entitled “Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys”, which later appeared on The Vertigo of Bliss.In 2003, the band retreated to the Linford Manor recording studio in Great Linford, Milton Keynes, England to record the follow-up to Blackened Sky. On 24 March, a new single was released entitled, “The Ideal Height”, followed by another new single entitled “Questions and Answers” on 28 May. The band’s second album, The Vertigo of Bliss was released on 16 June, to positive reviews, which focused on the more experimental style of the album in comparison to Blackened Sky, as well as the introduction of string sections.After touring relentlessly for The Vertigo of Bliss, the band retreated to Monnow Valley Studios in Monmouth, Wales to record a follow-up album. As with the previous album, two singles were released before the actual album; “Glitter and Trauma” and “My Recovery Injection” on 9 August and 20 September, respectively. A digital download was also released; “There’s No Such Thing As A Jaggy Snake”, on 31 May. On 4 October, the band’s third album, Infinity Land was released, and on 14 February 2005, the last single from the album, “Only One Word Comes To Mind” was released. On 16 February, the band performed a cover of Franz Ferdinand’s “Take Me Out” live from Maida Vale on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. Simon Neil’s side project, Marmaduke Duke, also released an album in 2005, The Magnificent Duke, and toured the UK, along with the Johnston twins accompanying on bass and drums.Buy & Sell V Festival Tickets through YourTicketMarket.com One stop shop to catch your favourite event Tickets like V Festival Tickets, Guaranteed, Fast and Secure!

History

March 4, 2010

Formation and early years: 1995–2000
The first incarnation of what would eventually become Biffy Clyro was formed in 1995 by fifteen-year-old Ayr-based guitarist Simon Neil, who recruited Kilmarnock-born Ben Johnston and someone known only as Barry on drums (preceded by Adam Lovat) and bass respectively, calling themselves Screwfish.Barry was soon replaced by James Johnston, Ben’s twin brother, and the three spent the next two years rehearsing, writing and covering songs. Simon Neil has commented on this period of time, saying:At that point we probably sounded like every other band who’d ever heard Nirvana. We were just discovering distortion pedals, really. Then we went slightly more punky for a time. I guess it takes a while to work out exactly what you want to do. At the start you just want to sound like your favourite bands, but after a while you realise, maybe you could become your favourite band.On 31 January 1995, they played their first gig under the name Skrewfish as the support for a band called Pink Kross at the Key Youth Centre in East Kilbride, now known as Universal Connections East Kilbride. In 1997, the trio then moved to Glasgow, where Neil went to the University of Glasgow and the Johnston twins went to Stow College, studying Electronics with Music and Audio Engineering respectively.After playing gigs around Glasgow and receiving positive and enthusiastic reactions from the audiences, the band were spotted by Dee Bahl, who soon became their manager. Bahl offered them a chance to release an independent single on Aereogramme’s Babi Yaga record label. “iname” was released on 28 June 1999, with Northsound Radio’s Jim Gellatly (later of Beat 106 & Xfm Scotland) giving the band their first radio play. This first release led to the band being chosen by Stow College’s Electric Honey record label to release a record. thekidswhopoptodaywillrocktomorrow was released on Nerosa on 13 June 2000, and after hearing it, BBC Radio Scotland DJ Vic Galloway gave the band airplay.A few days prior to the release of thekidswho…, the band were spotted at the Unsigned Bands stage at T in the Park 2000 by a Beggars Banquet representative. Soon after, the band was signed to the independent Beggar’s Banquet.Buy & Sell V Festival Tickets through YourTicketMarket.com One stop shop to catch your favourite event Tickets like V Festival Tickets, Guaranteed, Fast and Secure!