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Kasabian release new single ‘Chemicals’

Seventh album 'The Alchemist's Euphoria' is released on 5 August

By Sam Moore

Kasabian's new single 'Chemicals'
The artwork for Kasabian's new single 'Chemicals'. (Kasabian)

Kasabian have released their new single ‘Chemicals’ from their upcoming seventh album ‘The Alchemist’s Euphoria’.

It is the third single released from the album – their first without frontman Tom Meighan who was sacked from the band shortly before being convicted of assaulting his partner.

Guitarist Serge Pizzorno has since took on lead vocal duties and says of the new track: “It is me telling myself that it is going to be ok. It was me seeing myself in those few weeks when everything kicked off.”

He added: “It’s the future me saying to that person: ‘This is shit, but don’t worry, it will get better.’ So having a song about talking to yourself is universal, I think. We all have to find a way to deal with the complications, the mess and the mortality of life.”

Pizzorno is also excited for longtime fans to hear the new album: “One thing about this record I feel over the other ones, is it definitely feels like a body of work that belongs together. It was a beautiful moment in mastering hearing it as a piece. I think it really holds up in our seven albums….The Magnificent Seven”.

The Leicester band have also announced their UK tour for later this year. Early access to tickets is available to anybody who pre-orders ‘The Alchemist’s Euphoria’ before 8 June when pre-sale opens.

Tickets for the tour go on general sale on 10 June at 9:30am and can be bought here.

Kasabian will be performing four dates across the UK in October and November. Their tour kicks off in Manchester on 28 October before playing the Alexandra Palace in London the following night.

2 November will see the band rock Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena before the mini-tour concludes in Birmingham on 4 November.

The band are also Liam Gallagher’s chief support for his Knebworth gigs that are taking place tonight (3 June) and tomorrow (4 June).

‘The Alchemist’s Euphoria’ is released on 5 August.