Serge Pizzorno boasts new Kasabian album is best ever

Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno says the band's forthcoming record is their "best ever"

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Serge Pizzorno

Serge Pizzorno

Kasabian have "grafted over" their new album.

The 'Fire' hitmakers revealed last May they had almost completed work on the follow-up to 2014's '48:13' but after the record never materialised, guitarist and songwriter Serge Pizzorno has admitted he has made a lot of changes following a relaxing summer break that left him feeling rejuvenated.

He said: "In May the record was done but I'd never had any time off, so I thought, 'You know what? I'm going to have the summer off for the first time in my life.'

"It was incredible. I got married, went on holiday for ages and just lived a bit. When I came back in September, I decided to graffiti over everything.

"I'd done everything on an acoustic for the first time and had these beautiful crafted tunes but started graffiting over the lot, just taking it to another level.

"I wrote another tune which is incredible and then two weeks ago I wrote one of the best tunes I've ever written."

Even though the group record in a studio at the back of Serge's house, he insisted on keeping to "office hours" for once, and found the sessions much more productive.

He told Q! magazine: "I changed the way I worked this time because I usually keep horrendous hours. I tried giving myself office hours.

"It's amazing what you get done when you've got to be finished - 'It's got to be done because it's f***ing home time, mate.'

"Usually at half four, you'd have a spliff and watch films for seven hours and then you'd put some guitar on a track at three in the morning, but this time I was like, 'S**t, it's half four I've got an hour and a half left. That bass needs to go on.' "

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