Kasabian: 'One Direction Are Five Little D--ks'

One Direction have broken the US music scene - and that makes Kasabian furious. Also, soccer fans should check out this incredible goal from the Kasabian guitarist.

Kasabian: 'One Direction Are Five Little D--ks'
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Brit rockers Kasabian have labelled boy band One Direction as "five little d--ks" for finding success in the US so quickly. The band have made similar attempts to break into the stateside market, but frontman Tom Meighan says his band has endured gruelling tours without finding similar success. "It's frustrating when you see five little d--ks like that take over America, it's horrific but you've just got to get on with it. They're a boyband for God's sake and there will always be room for boybands," Meighan told Gigwise. "They're kids. Let them eat the candy." Speaking of Kasabian's experience in the US, he added: "We went to America and it was a harsh f--king tour we did. We did nearly eight weeks out there and it was f--king gruelling. It was the hardest we've ever been pushed. We did well, we won the war on terror on that one. We've got to keep going back and back." Meighan added that the band have up to 30 song ideas ready for their next album recording, and that they might take extreme measures to find greater fame. "The next album might just be nine songs with no guitars and electronic drums," he said. "Imagine that. We'll be experimenting, that's for sure." Meanwhile, guitarist Serge Pizzorno stunned TV viewers last night when he scored a frankly incredible goal as part of Soccer Aid, an annual charity football match which raises money for Unicef. A-list Hollywood stars who took part included Will Ferrell and Edward Norton, but Pizzorno became the star of the match when his shot defeated the former England goalkeeper David Seaman, who has experience at 75 international matches. Watch the stunning goal from the Kasabian guitarist here:

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    Paddy McK
    I can't imagine how awful it must feel to struggle that hard and achieve relatively little, then watch a few teens with very little talent get incredibly successful with minimal work. Must be heartbreaking.
    Jyrgen
    I'm not a fan really, but its awesome that there's still musicians who have the balls to directly say what they actually think.
    JJ1990
    And you can even see Will Ferrell 22 seconds into the video haha!
    dankhus
    Damn, I love this band. It's not the first time he's scored an amazing goal. Also check out his Soccer Am's Road to Wembley
    PsiGuy60
    I sense jealousy. Also, I think I have a decent grasp of why bands such as One Direction find success while lots of other, better artists don't get a shot at it. The music industry doesn't actually give 3 shits about musical proficiency. They just want a product that they can sell. Kasabian, for example, is a band they can't sell in the US. They're not the greatest of musicians, they don't have a specific audience they can be flogged towards, and they don't have their looks working for them. As a result, they're not a viable choice to market towards the foreign market. One Direction is utterly terrible as a "band". They need autotune to actually sound like they're not being tortured. However, their looks will make 12-year-old girls swoon and their "music" is all the rage with that same audience. As a result, they're an easy band to market in a foreign country. That said, One Direction still sucks more balls than the collective Red Light District.
    Sway!
    iommi600 wrote: rocker222 wrote: who is Kasabian? It's another hipstercore band. Don't waste your time.
    Hipstercore? What does that even mean? Kasabian are currently one of the biggest rock bands in the UK. They're as mainstream as you can get. They are not a hipster band.
    OtherGuy
    Kasabian just keep going up in my estimation. Saw the game, I would have been impressed if Van Persie scored that goal, it was just annoying that everyone kept calling Serge "Sergio"
    Motorhed95
    Some people on here are really flaming Kasabian, but I'll tell you something that everyone who has seen them will agree with; they are one of the greatest live bands out there. I went to their show in Aberdeen Scotland last year [with low expectations] but the visual spectacle and the calibre of the performance was truly something else. The only band I have ever seen that is better is GN'R - and I've seen A LOT of bands.
    pursuit
    One Direction ****ing blows, just like any other pop act out there. BUT... People need to realize these bands have to exist, you can't expect a 15 year old girl to turn on Tool and be like "Oh wow, this is awesome!" Some people like music to have depth, but some people are perfectly content with having music for the sake of music without anything deeper. Nothing wrong with that. Just like you can have people that name every member of their favorite football team, and people who only watch the Super Bowl, 99% because of the commercials.
    N-D
    Kasabian: 'One Direction Are Five Little D--ks' Ducks?)))
    Maestro1600
    iommi600 wrote: rocker222 wrote: who is Kasabian? It's another hipstercore band. Don't waste your time.
    What? Hipstercore? Really? Possibly the most meaningless derision I've heard in a while. I'm no real fan of Kasabian, but I saw them support BRMC in 03 or 04. To be fair, they've put in the hard yards and done some real work over the years.
    judo_john
    well, hahaha, he ain't got no, hahaha, CLUB FOOT lolololololololololololol
    kerguitar08
    I find it absurd that overnight, they have fans, radio airplay, and an arena tour in the United States while producing that same generic sound that every boy band has had in the past 15 years. Even for their targeted demographic (which obviously ISN'T any of us), they sound extremely boring and rehashed. Hell, even Justin Bieber sounds fresh and interesting compared to them and his latest single sounds just like Justin Timberlake solo. And I like Kasabian, but at the same time I'm not too surprised. Their sound is Madchester influenced, which wasn't really that big of a hit in the US back in the late 80's/early 90's with bands such as The Stone Roses and Inspiral Carpets. Kinda unfortunate, since imo they're a cool band.
    RoomOnFire03
    xxMr.Davexx wrote: The guys in one direction are all talented vocalists... You don't have to like them but they are good singers.
    Glad they can all sing on the same note in unison, instead of doing something a bit more challenging and more pleasing like i dunno, harmonies?!?!
    wildinferno2010
    iscreamicecream wrote: One Direction is the best thing to happen since the Pantera. I love those boys so much especially Harry!!
    The Pantera?!! Really?
    leonkennedy74
    Why do I feel like the " nine tracks, no guitar, and electric drums" bit was a jab at Radiohead's King Of Limbs?
    alestorm666
    Paddy McK wrote: I can't imagine how awful it must feel to struggle that hard and achieve relatively little, then watch a few teens with very little talent get incredibly successful with minimal work. Must be heartbreaking.
    It's not as if Kasbian aren't popular though, they're massive over here and tbh I don't think they're all that great. Better than One Direction though, of course.
    Silversleep
    wjviper6 wrote: Kasabian's comments make them look pretty immature. They must not have a PR manager. The two bands are in completely different genres and are aimed at different crowds. Comparing the two is ignorant and chances are if you are doing it you are a music snob.
    True, but this is UG remember, being logical and open-minded will only get you thumbs down.
    Abzzz
    "The next album might just be nine songs with no guitars..." - Pizzorno, better focus on football
    onetonryan
    xxMr.Davexx wrote: The guys in one direction are all talented vocalists... You don't have to like them but they are good singers.
    it's called "studio magic" and lip-synching.....just so you understand
    jordo246
    xxMr.Davexx wrote: The guys in one direction are all talented vocalists... You don't have to like them but they are good singers.
    Chester Bennington is a talented vocalist, the One Direction guys are just money makers for the industry.
    jay3213
    I hate One Direction with a passion. Their fame is supported by little girls who only care for looks. Its like they all got lost in Old Navy and walked out as a handful of fruits.... Music is terrible sometimes
    nge1301
    What's the difference between the five little dicks and Kasabian? Kasabian aren't little.
    NorCalLos
    INstaNt-RocK wrote: The gap between UK and US is bigger than I thought. For all you yanks: Kasabian are massive over here, I suggest starting with their older stuff, Club Foot is THE car chase song, from there you cant really go wrong.
    I'm in the states and Club Foot was the first song I heard by them, probably through myspace back in '05 or around there. I now own three of their LP's/EP's. Empire is my least favorite and I bet more Americans would recognize them as the band who plays the theme song from Kiefer Sutherland's TV show I've never seen than as an "indie-" rock band.
    JakeElson
    I didnt realise so many people hated Kasabian, i think theyre awesome. I can see where hes coming from, being in a struggling band myself, its a bit annoying that groups like one direction dont seem to have to work for anything...
    BuckinFuffalo
    Maiden95 wrote: I wouldn't worry too much about One Direction, no one, not even teenage girls are really taking them seriously. I was talking to a friend of mine who is going to their show later this year and she said.."I don't really like their music but they are cute." Just another 1-2 Year flash in the pan.
    But in these 1-2 years they will make a ridiculous amount of money so they'll be good for the rest of their lives.
    spitbubble
    i didn't even know that guitarist was also a football player (yeah i call it football lol) that's very cool
    spiff-corgi
    spiff-corgi wrote: I don't mind One Direction. In interviews they seem like 5 funny dudes rather than 5 little dicks. And I've never been a huge fan of Kasabian. But I understand it must be frustrating for actual bands to toil and toil so hard only to be swept under the rug by music for teeny boppers; but as they even said, you get on with it. It's always happened and it will always keep happening. The media know that young people is where the money is.
    This one was my fault. Starting a comment with how I don't mind One Direction is only gonna get thumbs down on UG.
    INstaNt-RocK
    The gap between UK and US is bigger than I thought. For all you yanks: Kasabian are massive over here, I suggest starting with their older stuff, Club Foot is THE car chase song, from there you cant really go wrong.
    dragozan
    never listened to kasabian, so i can't have an opinion on them, but i like the gy already, if that's his opinion on one direction. Same old temporary pop that just got lucky enough to ass-rape Cowell...
    ak7
    How is this any different then all the other bands who work endlessly to sell 1000 tickets while the black eyed peas are playing at the superbowl? Talent does not always equate to success, stay true to what you love and people will respond.
    Jimmyboba
    I'm not too bothered about One Direction breaking America. It just means they're spending less time in this country.
    Maiden95
    I wouldn't worry too much about One Direction, no one, not even teenage girls are really taking them seriously. I was talking to a friend of mine who is going to their show later this year and she said.."I don't really like their music but they are cute." Just another 1-2 Year flash in the pan.
    robo37
    I agree, though I really wish Kasabian would start making more songs like Thich as Theives than talking about pop music and playing football.