Kasabian frontman quits

2020-07-06 by Nat S. | 49 Comments
British alt-rock veterans Kasabian have confirmed the departure of frontman Tom Meighan.

In a statement posted to Twitter, the band said that Meighan was stepping down "by mutual consent", explaining: "Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour for quite some time and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track." They added they would not be commenting further.

Meighan, who had fronted Kasabian since its formation in 1997, had recently told Sky News that the group was "still solid" and had plans to record their seventh album as soon as they could meet again in person.

https://twitter.com/KasabianHQ/status/1280094179100680193

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someone
July 6th 2020
786 Comments


sucks. but at least Sergio has been trying to take the frontmanning throne for years now, so i guess not much will change

Pikazilla
July 6th 2020
11473 Comments


Band was never good, maybe this will change things up

claygurnz
July 6th 2020
5778 Comments


They aren't all that consistent but they have some great singles imo

rodrigo90
July 6th 2020
6297 Comments


Sergio overshadowed Tom as the main singer since the third album, and that's basically what it makes me angry about the band. If you want to be the lead singer THEN WHY YOU NEED A SECOND SINGER YOU IDIOT.

botb
July 6th 2020
13964 Comments


Had no idea this band was even still active

bloc
July 6th 2020
62198 Comments


OOOOSHHH

AAAAEEEEEAAAAEEEEAAAA

I'LL TELL YA I WANT CHA

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
July 6th 2020
5153 Comments


Sergio ain't a front man, Tom was more suitable for that role. Plus, his whiny vocals were enough on 2-3 songs per record.

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henryChinaski
July 6th 2020
4360 Comments


Had no idea this band was even still active [2]

Mort.
July 6th 2020
15143 Comments


this band is the definition of mediocre modern uk dad rock

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someone
July 6th 2020
786 Comments


millennial dad rock

Mort.
July 6th 2020
15143 Comments


theyre like the kaiser chiefs, but only slightly better

someone
July 6th 2020
786 Comments


just imagine if a Kasabian dad married a Snow Patrol mum. lordy

SlothcoreSam
July 6th 2020
2350 Comments


A lot of dad rock bands start with K
Kasabian
Killers
Kings of Leon
Kaiser Cheifs
Klaxons
Karnivool
The Kooks.

Kanye West


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Log S.
July 6th 2020
3198 Comments


"Had no idea this band was even still active"

i always mix them up w/ Keane, tbh. which are the ones who look like hobbits?

someone
July 6th 2020
786 Comments


Kid Rock, Kansas, Kelly Rowland, Keane, Keith Urban, Keith Richards

zakalwe
July 6th 2020
31374 Comments


I can’t quite believe this one. It’s hard and I’m having trouble processing it. Band was a massive part of my mid twenties and had a real magic to their tunes like whatsitcalled and the other one with the beats in it.

bloc
July 6th 2020
62198 Comments


Club Foot is one of the best rock songs of its decade

Eons
July 6th 2020
2782 Comments


you guys dont seem to know much of the bands music if youre calling them dad rock also how the hell is sergio the real frontman? Tom sang lead on all their best songs. this is like if Liam left oasis, but the rest of the band had no songwriting ability like Noel does. that analogy also fits because Tom had a unique voice like Liam did

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Eons
July 6th 2020
2782 Comments


also comparing them to keane or kaiser chiefs is pretty unfair. at least this band experimented somewhat and had more edge than those bands

Log S.
July 6th 2020
3198 Comments


^ oh almost certainly. i mix them up purely because i only really had a passing, late-night MTV2 knowledge of the 3 of them & not quite enough to strongly differentiate. i do know Kaiser Chiefs did "I Predict a Riot" & Keane "Is It Any Wonder" but i'm having trouble coming up w/ a Kasabian tune

Eons
July 6th 2020
2782 Comments


listen to Club Foot or ''Underdog'' you'll probably recognize it and also realize how different it is to those other bands especially keane lol keane are a piano rock band from what i know of them, kind of like The Fray.

OSEL
July 6th 2020
120 Comments


I thought Sergio was the front man

Sinternet
July 6th 2020
22768 Comments


keane were also better

don't know what klaxons are doing on that list either tbh

Slugboiiii
July 6th 2020
92 Comments


Outside the first few singles from the first album they just turned into bland rock that cuntish LADS liked. Essentially Oasis but without personality and with very few good songs.

Eons
July 7th 2020
2782 Comments


yeah they did get blander over time but i think they did the poppier stuff well also, songs like Goodbye Kiss for example, really strong chorus there. and hard disagree about Keane being better, Keane literally only have singles and they're all sappy. Keane really suck now by the way idk if you heard their last record

alamo
July 7th 2020
3025 Comments


"A lot of dad rock bands start with K"

karsson Kresly

Asdfp277
July 7th 2020
22819 Comments


lmao

Asdfp277
July 7th 2020
22819 Comments


kennedy davenport

Pheromone
July 7th 2020
7923 Comments


If I meet anyone who is into Kasabian i have instant hate for them

fuck you dad

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BigBlob
July 7th 2020
5543 Comments


he was beating up his ex-partner

Pheromone
July 7th 2020
7923 Comments


football dad rock and domestic abuse go together like yin n yang

AngryJohnny
July 7th 2020
1009 Comments


shit band. the domestic abuse revelations don't surprise me

DirEnRefused
July 7th 2020
3629 Comments


yeah, i also assume all bands i dislike beat women

Eons
July 7th 2020
2782 Comments


bunch of morons itt who never listened to the band and it seems to be more often the case for sput lately. extremely confident, but unfounded, misguided opinions.

InFlamesWeThrash666
July 7th 2020
9785 Comments


Club Foot still rules

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Pheromone
July 7th 2020
7923 Comments


Eons please explain your opinion on the band, considering theyre absolute shite and ive caught them live

Pheromone
July 7th 2020
7923 Comments


unless this is about them being similar to Keane tbh I didnt scroll up

zakalwe
July 7th 2020
31374 Comments


Didn’t Tom Chaplin beat fuck out of an eight year old after a port and cheese meltdown? Child was in a coma for a month? I’m sure he did.

claygurnz
July 8th 2020
5778 Comments


These guys defo aren't shit - can't speak about their live performances though. Each of their albums has like 2/3 absolute bangers imo.

Log S.
July 8th 2020
3198 Comments


just listened to Club Foot & if this wasn't used as the title or at least menu track of a FIFA game i'll eat my foot

Log S.
July 8th 2020
3198 Comments


listening further this is way more Stone Roses/Ian Brown-y to me than Oasis, tho the dude definitely seems to prefer the Liam Gallagher haircut

bloc
July 8th 2020
62198 Comments


lol FIFA 13 I think

Mort.
July 9th 2020
15143 Comments


'bunch of morons itt who never listened to the band and it seems to be more often the case for sput lately. extremely confident, but unfounded, misguided opinions.'

diddums


Log S.
July 10th 2020
3198 Comments


the past coupla days i've had a "bit of a go" w/ Kasa's first album as well as the live record they put out shortly after and I gotta say, it's a fuckin' good time

Log S.
July 10th 2020
3198 Comments


bad time to be getting into the band i guess but uh, better late than never lol?

zakalwe
July 10th 2020
31374 Comments


The first is best by far

Eons
July 10th 2020
2782 Comments


i agree its def influenced by The Stone Roses, not only in the beats and such but the attitude of the band, it just so happens that the Gallaghers were also big Stone Roses fans and took that vibe also

bloc
July 10th 2020
62198 Comments


First album is definitely the greatest of em, but I thought the second one was solid too.

Log S.
July 10th 2020
3198 Comments


i know Oasis loved the Roses but when did they ever truly embrace the madchester/dance side of things at much as Kasabian's first album?



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