The Live Lounge is a show on British radio station BBC Radio 1, currently hosted by Fearne Cotton and typically featuring an acoustic session by a band or an artist, performing one of their own songs as well as a cover. To date, Kasabian have appeared on the Live Lounge seven times.
On 8 November 2006 Kasabian performed a "bluegrass cowboy version" of Shoot The Runner and a cover of Jefferson Airplane's Somebody To Love, which was later released as a b-side on the Me Plus One single.
On 7 March 2008 Kasabian played a Live Lounge session in Liverpool, performing an acoustic version of L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever) - including a snippet of The Rolling Stones' Sympathy For The Devil - which was later released on the compilation album Radio 1's Live Lounge – Volume 3, as well as on The Best of BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge in 2011.
On 14 September 2009 the show was broadcast from Serge's house in Leicester as part of the 2009 Live Lounge Tour. Kasabian performed Underdog, the first and only acoustic version of Cutt Off and a cover of Gwen Stefani's The Sweet Escape, together with a bit of Deception by Blackalicious. The cover was later released on the compilation album Radio 1's Live Lounge – Volume 4.
On 26 October 2011 Kasabian played a session at Leicester University as part of the Live Lounge Student Tour, performing Re-Wired and covering Lana Del Rey's Video Games. The cover was later released on the compilation album BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2012. A few months later Lana returned the favour by covering Goodbye Kiss.
On 1 September 2014 Kasabian played a Live Lounge session at London's Maida Vale Studios as part of BBC Radio 1's Even More Music month. They performed Stevie and a cover of Iggy Azalea's Fancy, which included a snippet of Organ Donor by DJ Shadow. They also played Goodbye Kiss, which was unlocked by Radio 1 after the Fancy video received a certain number of views on YouTube. Fancy was later released on the compilation album BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge 2014.
Kasabian songs coveredEdit
- On 12 August 2009 Calvin Harris covered Fire
- On 2 May 2010 Chester French covered Underdog
- On 1 July 2010 Kelly Rowland covered Underdog
- On 20 April 2012 Lana Del Rey covered Goodbye Kiss
- On 5 February 2015 Catfish & the Bottlemen covered a mashup of Shoot The Runner and Kanye West's Black Skinhead