Kasabian love winning awards

Kasabian will never tire of winning awards, despite picking up many accolades throughout their career


This article is from 2012.


Tom Meighan

Kasabian will never tire of winning awards.

The 'Rewired' band were named Best British Band at the NME Awards last night (29.02.12) and despite picking up numerous accolades during their career, they will always celebrate each prize.

Speaking about the award - which was sponsored by Sonos - guitarist Serge Pizzorno said: "We're not put on this planet for long, so why would you come here and not go, 'YES! We're the best band in Britain', and not celebrate? It would be worthless and everyone would say, 'Did they not realise?' "

Kasabian beat off competition from Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Foals and Muse to land the prize - and singer Tom Meighan used their acceptance speech to pay tribute to The Monkees lead singer Davy Jones, who died from a heart attack earlier in the day.

He said: "Thank you, thank you, thank you. Listen before I go any further we lost a legend tonight Davy Jones from The Monkees died tonight - 66. This is for Davy Jones."

Tom then sang lines from the theme song from 'The Monkees' TV show, before saying "God bless Davy Jones."

For more exclusive behind the scenes content from the Awards visit http://blog.sonos.com/events/nme-awards-2012-exclusive-backstage-interviews/

This article is from 2012.


The lairy indie combo have headlined T in the Park and Glastonbury with their tried-and-tested piledriving electro-rock anthems.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 16 Apr

£45 / 01702 351135

Newport Centre

Sat 15 Apr


O2 Academy Birmingham

Thu 13 Apr

£45 / 0121 622 8250

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