Written by Rahoul Naik
After delivering ‘all conquering’ (NME) sets at Reading/Leeds and with their career defining new LP For Crying Out Loud, debuting at Number 1 in the UK Album Chart, Kasabian have revealed the video for their new single III Ray (The King), dropping later on next month via Sony Music.
The riotous eruption that opens the record, takes the self-aggrandisement of the best hip hop diss tracks and delivers it with a fistful of Leicester-bred piss-taking. The video was written and conceived by Serge Pizzorno and features the three-time Emmy Award Nominated Game Of Thrones actress Lena Headey, who plays Queen Cersei in the show.
It sees Lena meddling with the occult in a ploy to bring King Richard III back from the dead, whose body was buried in Leicester. The video sees Headley and King Richard III prance through the streets of Leicester from the Clock tower to the more historic back alleys near where he was really found.
Written and produced by Serge and recorded at the Sergery, his Leicester studio, Kasabian’s sixth studio album For Crying Out Loud, had the critics raving with The NME, The Telegraph, Mirror, The I, The Sun, and Q Magazine all giving the record 4* and the Daily Star 5*. Live, the band have never sounded better, selling out each and every show. They gave a ‘heart racing’ performance at TRNSMT in July and as previously mentioned a triumphant return to the headline slot at Reading & Leeds.
Kasabian have four UK #1 albums to their name and have sold over 5.5 million albums worldwide. They’ve won a Brit, seven NME awards, four Q Awards and have headlined Glastonbury Festival, as well as V Festival, T in the Park, and numerous festivals worldwide.
Kasabian are: Serge Pizzorno (guitar and vocals), Tom Meighan (vocals), Chris Edwards (bass), Ian Matthews (drums) and Tim Carter (Guitars)
It seems that there is no wrong that Serge and his boys can do and long may it live on. Check out the video below and also their upcoming tour dates.
Fri 24th – NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Sat 25th – GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro
Sun 26th – ABERDEEN, BHGE Arena
Tues 28th – DUBLIN, 3Arena
Thurs 30th – MANCHESTER, Arena
Fri 1st – LONDON, The O2
Sat 2nd – LONDON, The O2
Mon 4th – CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Tues 5th – LIVERPOOL, Echo Arena
Thurs 7th – LEEDS, First District Arena
Fri 8th – BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena
Sat 9th – BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena