Kasabian Announce 'Stripped Back' New Album, '48:13,' Stream New Single 'Eez-Eh'

The band's fifth LP will be released on June 9.

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Kasabian have announced details of their new album "48:13," NME reports.

The band's fifth album – due for release on June 9 – is named for its running time, which is a total of 48 minutes and 13 seconds. The first single from the album, "Eez-Eh," will be released on June 2 and currently available for streaming - listen below.

Guitarist Sergio Pizzorno, who wrote and produced the album, said in a statement: "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."

Frontman Tom Meighan added: "Less is more, you know? 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."

The band debuted "Eez-Eh" on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. "This is a special year ... the time is right, things keep on falling into place," said Tom Meighan of the band to Lowe, with Serge Pizzorno adding: "It's just a whole lot of fun."

Kasabian will headline this year's Glastonbury Festival alongside Arcade Fire and an unnamed third headliner. It was announced that the band will also headline the In New Music We Trust stage at BBC Radio 1's One Big Weekend in Glasgow Green.

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The '48:13' tracklist:

(Shiva)
Bumblebeee
Stevie
(Mortis)
Doomsday
Treat
Glass
Explodes
(Levitation)
Clouds
Eez-EhBowSPS

9 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Nenga
    I'm always open for change in a band, it shows if they can keep going without having to reuse the same sound. However I think Kasabian should go back to their old sound.
    Hardlycore
    I have honestly never checked these guys out but a lot of bands seem to stripping their sound back. It's really a hit or miss when they do it.