Kasabian glad success wasn't instant



Kasabian think "whirlwind" success would have "f**ked" them up and they are pleased their career has panned out the way it has.

Kasabian think "whirlwind" success would have "f**ked" them up.

The 'Eez-Eh' rockers - made up of Tom Meighan, Serge Pizzorno, Christopher Karloff and Chris Edwards - believe their careers would have ended in "disaster" if they had shot to worldwide fame too quickly after releasing their eponymous debut album in 2004.

Serge said: "If the ambition was just to sell millions of records, then we'd have made it a lot easier for ourselves. We wouldn't have pulled so many moves along the way. We'd have played the game but we never wanted to do that.

"It's happened this way for a reason. It could have easily ended up in a graveyard. And if it had been a whirlwind, it would've been a disaster. We wouldn't have known what to do with it."

A decade later, the group have had a triumphant year which saw them headline the famous Glastonbury festival and play a homecoming gig in Leicester to 60,000 fans, although they are still looking to bigger things and would love to take their music to London's Wembley stadium.

Serge told NME magazine: "In a stadium half the people aren't really in the mix because they're sitting down. I suppose there's some weird Britpop hangover ingrained in my soul that strives to make outsider music and take it to Wembley, it would be great to say you've done it and it would be a huge achievement."


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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