The feud between British rock band Kasabian and electronic group Clean Bandit continues. On Thursday, Kasabian guitarist Sergio Pizzorno told tabloid! that Clean Bandit’s latest threat to "knock him out" is ridiculous.
The friction began in January when Pizzorno addressed Kasabian's Brit Award snub and criticised nominated acts such as Clean Bandit, saying they “don’t even write their own tunes”.
The accusation didn’t sit well with Clean Bandit’s Jack Patterson, who responded earlier this month by saying Clean Bandit were “planning on starting a fight" with Kasabian and Pizzorno. Both bands were at music festival Coachella (April 10-12, April 17-19) and their dressing rooms were reportedly not too far apart.
“He is a [expletive], that guy. I don’t know why he is trying to get involved. I don’t know what prompted that outcry. If I see him, I’ll probably knock him out," said Patterson.
Pizzorno responded to Patterson’s sentiment, telling tabloid! that he went searching for Clean Bandit when he caught wind of their threat.
“We went looking — knocked on the door — we went looking for them, but they weren’t there. I was interested to find out what on earth was going on, because it seems pretty ridiculous, you know? Pretty ridiculous threat,” said Pizzorno, sounding unimpressed.
All beef aside, the guitarist said that being back at Coachella this year was an overall positive experience, and called it a “spiritual” place to be.
Kasabian are set to perform in Dubai on April 30 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre as part of the music festival Blended.