Kasabian inspired by horsemeat scandal?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 January 2014

Tom Meighan

Kasabian's new track 'Ezz Ehh' was partly inspired by the horse meat scandal and their early morning rants

Kasabian's track 'Ezz Ehh' was partly inspired by the horse meat scandal.

The band admitted their single contains lyrical reference - "Horsemeat in the burgers" - to the scandal, which saw beef that was contaminated with horsemeat sold in Britain and Europe.

In addition, their surreal late night rants which are both "ridiculous" and "amazing" helped them create their music.

Serge Pizzorno told NME.com: "It's more a conversation that me and Tom [Meighan] might have at five or six in the morning.

"Ridiculous rants when you think you're making the most amazing points, and the next morning you're like... what? I was gonna call it 'Horsemeat' but I thought it was a bit ridiculous. But it's just a bit of a spit, really.

"There have been so many nights in hotel rooms when me and Tom will stay up all night talking and it's about that."

Frontman Tom Meighan insists it's nothing like their previous material yet dubs it "trashy" and "dirty".

He added: "It's a comic. It's cartoonish. It's punk. We've never done anything like it. It's trashy. It's dirty. It's Leicester."


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

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