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Kanye's Yeezus album inspired Kasabian

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Serge Pizzorno

Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno has revealed that Kanye West's Yeezus album inspired them to take risks.

Speaking to NME he explained, "The moves he [Kanye] pulled, for the person he is and how mainstream he is, you have to take your hat off. In rock music I don't think anyone's pulled that move.

"Not to sound like Kanye, but to go 'f*** it'. I wanted to do the same. I want people to listen to a rock band who play guitars, but are not just a rock band.

On how West's latest release, Yeezus, influenced their upcoming album Pizzorno added, "The sound of the record was already in place, but Yeezus reinforced the need for me to pull moves, for songs to be seven minutes and stop in the middle and change, for synths to be too loud, for lyrics to be f****** throw-downs. We're a big band and there's so much you can do. You don't want to just stand still."

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