I have been in love with Kasabian ever since their debut was released in 2004. Whenever they announce a new album, it’s always one of my most anticipated releases of the year. They haven’t failed me yet so the news that Velociraptor!, their 4th album, is set for release in September is definitely something to dance around the room to (…which I may have already done once or twice while typing this).

For those of you unaware, Kasabian is a UK rock outfit that successfully merges electronic with psychedelia to create a whole new breed of rock. Love ’em or hate ’em, Kasabian definitely stand out from the pack thanks in part to charismatic frontman Tom Meighan and mastermind songwriter/guitarist Sergio Pizzorno.

“Switchblade Smile” is the first taste from Velociraptor! and it sees the band moving away from the grandiose nature of last album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum in favor of the club feel of their debut. This is just a taste, though, so who knows what the rest of the album will sound like. Oh, and some guy named Dan The Automator produced the thing.

Velociraptor! is slated to come out on September 19th. Pre-order it here and get a free download of “Switchblade Smile” instantly.


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