Thrillingly antagonistic rock'n'roll. From Leicester
As much of the UK music industry searches for different permutations on the Coldplay/Keane axis of evil, Kasabian represent a welcome diversion. Taking their name from a Manson Family member, they cop the attitude and rhythms of the Mondays and Primal Scream. The key tracks here (“Reason Is Treason”, “LSF”, “Club Foot”) marry sloganeering rhetoric with lean, classic rock’n’roll electro. It’s a template that the Chemicals and Death in Vegas have experimented with, but Kasabian pull it off with wild abandon.