Kasabian: Last band 'doing it properly'
Kasabian's Tom Meighan has confessed he thinks he and his bandmates are the last rock 'n' roll band doing things properly and avoiding the digital age
This article is from 2014.
Kasabian's Tom Meighan thinks they're the last rock 'n' roll band to "do it properly".
The frontman, along with his bandmates - guitarist Serge Pizzorno, bassist Chris Edwards and drummer Ian Matthews - were out celebrating the release of their new concert film 'Kasabian Summer Solstice' when he claimed they were one of few bands still doing things the old fashioned way.
Speaking the VIP filled Vue cinema in London's Leicester Square, Tom said: "We were the last rock and roll band to beat the internet because we went out on our s**tty tour bus and whether it be 10 people or 100 we fought hard.
"Those early days were amazing. Trying to get there in our little tour bus and stuff and trying to win people over. I remember back in the day before the internet and all that s**t I used to put up posters with Bluetack and look this is what happens."
Serge - who headlined Glastonbury festival with his bandmates last month - agreed, likening their rise to fame to a computer game.
He said: "We won the war ... walking off that stage was like when you finish Mario and you go f**k, f**k I've completed it. You know what's next? You gotta go find a new game."
Tom then went on to criticise the way in which the music industry has evolved into the digital age.
He added: "That's disappeared now - hard work - because the internet got big in 2006, it really took off and stuff and we never really had access. I don't like computers any way. What the f**k am I going to do with a computer? But the point is, we are one of the last old fashioned bands to do it properly"