Kasabian last night was a geezer-fest… heard more Pommy and Scottish and Irish accents than I did Australian, I swear. It’s the kind of swaggering Brit dance-rock that’s soundtracked a thousand slow-mo sport montages. The musicianship was tight, the frontman was hella charismatic and the songs are rousing, football-stadium-singalong fodder. I think “Fire” is my favourite, and this clip is hilarious.
It’s one of those songs that’s more like two songs in one – a bit like Franz Ferdinand’s “Take Me Out” – with that tempo change between verse and chorus that’s enough to blow your mind.