He opened up to Marc Fennell about his dreams and his depression.
They have spent most of the past decade pegged by many as lad rockers, barrel-scrapers, knuckle- dragging musical neanderthals not fit to lick Oasis’s boots – but whether you’re a fan or not, you can’t deny that Kasabian have come up in the world.
“He’s Pete Townshend, he’s fuckin’ Paul Mc Cartney.
He’s got so much shit, computers, numbers and words going through his brain. That’s pretty much it.” There is an undeniably dance-oriented aspect to many of the album’s songs, which Meighan claims is a result of tapping into the music of their childhood.
The day before we meet Tom Meighan at a posh Gentleman’s Club in central London, we’re part of a group of European journalists who’ve been ferried to Abbey Road Studios – Abbey Road, no less – for the first playback of the Leicester quartet’s new album, .
Meighan shuffles onto the small stage and clears his throat, meekly introducing himself to the room as if we had never laid eyes on him before, and tells us that he hopes that we enjoy the album.
He seems, in many ways, to be two people rolled into one: tipping a balance between self-confidence and arrogance, chest-thumping bravado and insecurity. It’s the best thing we’ve ever done, without a fuckin’ doubt.
However, win or lose – and it seems increasingly likely that it will be a win – the indie rock group, who hail from the city, will perform in front of 30,000 fans at the club’s King Power Stadium on May 28th. Continue reading: Kasabian Announce Plans For Huge Celebration Gig At Leicester City's Stadium Tom Meighan, Sergio Pizzorno, Chris Edwards and Kasabian - Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event held at Griffith Observatory - Arrivals at Griffith Observatory - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th April 2015According to The Sun, the 33-year-old – who does not drive – had to take his father Tom Sr to hospital after the freak accident.
“It was a bizarre accident and Tom feels really bad about it”, said an insider.
The bands 36-year-old guitarist told the Evening Standard Online: ''On a grand scale we want to save guitar music from hell and be the saviours of rock and roll.
In reality, I wanted to try and make an album full of really good, well-crafted songs.