Ian Matthews is an English musician, best known as a drummer for Kasabian. Prior to Kasabian he played with a number of local Bristol bands, such as K'Passa, Ilya and Milk. He met Kasabian when they were recording their first single "Processed Beats" in Bristol. He also played on "Butcher Blues", another track from Kasabian's self-titled first album and "Beneficial Herbs", a b-side to "Cutt Off" single. He was asked to tour with them shortly and became a permanent member in April 2005.