Rock outfit Kasbian have officially marked their return, releasing their first new music in three years. The Leicester band have unveiled their brand new single, the disco thumping eez-eh from upcoming album, 48:13.
The rave-ready tune was premiered on Zane Lowe‘s BBC Radio One show and sees Kasabian hint at a return to the electronic experimentation they explored in their 2004 debut album, while retaining their decidedly tongue-in-cheek view on life.
Fans watching on at the band’s recently announced Glastonbury headlining set, will no doubt enjoy themselves singing back the words: “Horsemeat in the burgers, People commit murders, Everyone’s on bugle, We’re being watched by Google.”
The band’s fifth album, due for release this June, is named for its running time, which is a total of 48 minutes and 13 seconds. The artwork for the album is the same as the mural the band painted on a shop in London’s Dalston earlier this month.
Of the new record, guitarist Sergio Pizzorno, who wrote and produced the album, said, “I felt that we had the confidence to be more direct, more honest with this album. I started to strip away layers rather than to just keep adding.”
“Less is more, you know?,” added frontman Tom Meighan. “It’s direct. It is what it is. Just listen to it. We’ve had the confidence to lay ourselves bare. Serge has stripped it right back. It’s unbelievable.”
Listen: Kasabian –eez-eh