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The first single from British indie rock band Kasabian's fourth album, Velociraptor was this Dan the Automator produced monster. The song was debuted during Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 on June 7, 2011.
Vocalist Tom Meighan told NME
: "It's got that 'Sabotage
' Beastie Boys edge to it, but it's pure Kasabian really. The confusion and noise and melodies and drops and breaks. It's the older brother of 'Vlad
Guitarist and lead songwriter Serge Pizzorno told XFM radio that for Velociraptor's first single he "wanted a song that sounded like the inner mechanism in a machinegun. I wanted a sound like energy and chaos."
Pizzorno told Q: "The title was inspired by this interview with Morgan Freeman where he described someone as having a 'switchblade smile.' I knew exactly what he meant. One of those people who seem pretty friendly but you know underneath they're a right evil f---er."
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