There's an interesting detail in the tour Kasabian give to the BBC of their dreadful new album:
In that spirit, the album is called 48:13, which is precisely how long it lasts.This explains a lot about what Kasabian songs are the way they are. They're delivered to fill a pre-dug hole, like when you get readymix cement delivered to plug a gap in a back yard.
"I wasn't trying to be clever," Pizzorno says. "The album is the sum of all its parts - and that's 48 minutes and 13 seconds."
Bizarrely, he decided on the title before the album was recorded, having become "attached" to the numbers. "It's so silly," he says, "but for me something about that felt right."