Monday, June 6, 2011

VIDEO: Kasabian debut new songs live in Sheffield

Kasabian played the first gig of 2011 Saturday at the O2 Academy Sheffield; the show was part of a short warm up tour for their headline slots at RockNess and the Isle Of Wight Festival next weekend (10 and 12).

NME reports the the band treated the 2,000 fans present to a hit-packed set that peaked with the now long-traditional singalong to “LSF,” and climaxed with “Fire.”

The hour-and-a-half set also saw the band debut two new songs from their as-yet-untitled fourth album – “Velociraptor” and “Switchblade Smile,” the latter of which will be played for the first time on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on Tuesday.

The band were on energetic form, with frontman Tom Meighan saying he was "glad to be back, as I'm the only one who hasn't has been busy having a baby!"

Following sessions in London's British Grove Studios and further work in San Francisco with “West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum” producer Dan The Automator, the new Kasabian album is finished and is set to be released in October.

02 Academy Sheffield – June 4, 2011

01 - Club Foot
02 - Where Did All The Love Go?
03 - Underdog
04 - Shoot The Runner
05 - Velociraptor
06 - Cutt Off
07 - Thick As Thieves
08 - Take Aim
09 - Empire
10 - The Doberman
11 - Fast Fuse
12 - Vlad The Impaler
13 - LSF

14 - Switchblade Smile
15 – Stuntman / I Feel Love
16 - Fire

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Kasabian – Velociraptor
O2 Academy - Sheffield, UK – June 4, 2011

Kasabian – Switchblade Smile
O2 Academy - Sheffield, UK – June 4, 2011

See also:

Kasabian: new album due in October
Kasabian’s Tom Meighan is a nervous actor
Kasabian to roadtest new material on intimate spring UK tour
New Kasabian in 2011?