The band, who will release fourth studio album Velociraptor! on September 19, referred to Tom and Jerry when trying to get a particular sound across to their string arranger.
"I just explained what I wanted in basic terms like, 'You know the bit in Tom and Jerry where Jerry plays Tom's whiskers? - that sound', and she'd go, 'Ah, it's pizzicato!' and we'd get through it like that," guitarist Serge Pizzorno told The Sun.
"The strings were recorded at British Grove Studios in West London with a 20-piece orchestra, which was a bit more complicated but I really enjoyed it."
The 30-year-old also confessed that sleepless nights helped him write material for the album.
"I was writing at night. I didn't have a great deal of sleep, writing the record, and I think it must have helped."
He added: "It's quite a trippy feeling, sleep deprivation, and I'd wake up, hear things back and go, 'I can't remember doing that' - it's amazing."
Kasabian recently announced plans to release a remixed version of their new single 'Days Are Forgotten', which will feature a guest spot from US rapper LL Cool J.
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Listen to Kasabian's new single 'Days Are Forgotten' below: