Kings Of Leon: 'We'd play the whole of our new album live if it was up to us'

Group reveal they are set to showcase some more new songs soon

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Kings Of Leon have admitted that they would play the whole of their forthcoming new album if it was up to them.

Following their recent London Hyde Park gig, where they performed four new songs with the working titles 'Southbound', 'Immortals', 'Mary' and 'Radioactive', the group revealed that they are set to showcase some more new songs soon.

"If it was up to us we'd play every one of them, the whole record, every night," drummer Nathan Followill told Billboard.com. "I'm sure on a night when we're all feeling cheeky, we'll throw some other new ones in there."

Set to head out on a tour of the US in August and September, the band will also headline this year's V festival, with frontman Caleb Followill explaining that playing live without performing their new music would bore them.

"If we were to go out there and play a concert and not play new music, it would feel like we had our hands tied," he said. "I think we would be bored with the show."

He added: "We didn't want to go back out there and give 'em the 'Only by the Night' tour, part two. It's inspiring to be able to go out there and play new songs. Not only are you testing the songs out on the crowd, but we have that, 'Oh, shit!' moment when we're looking at each other. Are they gonna like this? Are they gonna sit down because it's not 'Use Somebody'?"

As previously reported, the band described their upcoming as-yet untitled fifth album as being "chilled out" and "beach-y".

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