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Kasabian is a British band from Leicester. Its members met while attending Leysland High School and Countesthorpe Community College. The band is named after Linda Kasabian, a member of the Charles Manson cult (aka the Manson "family").
The band has been compared with the likes of Primal Scream, with whom it shares an electronica-indie rock fusion, and Oasis, with whom it shares confidence, swagger and rough vocal style.
Kasabian was a supporting act for Oasis during the latter's 2005 Don't Believe the Truth-supporting tour, about which they commented: "You can't fuck with Oasis." Kasabian has been described as "Music made by the people for the people."
Kasabian's new album, titled "Empire", will be released in the UK on the 28 August 2006. As a self-described "call to arms" The first single from the album, also called "Empire", has as of July 31st hit #9 on the UK charts, based on downloads and single sales alone. The album seems to focus on the horrors of war, and the problems of waging it.
years active 1999–present
country Leicester, England
music genre Rock music
current members Serge Pizzorno
Tom Meighan Christopher Edwards
former members Chris Karloff