Kings Of Leon to release new single 'Supersoaker' next week (July 17)

Band confirm plans to release first track from upcoming fifth album 'Mechanical Bull'

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Kings Of Leon will release their new single 'Supersoaker' on July 17, it has been confirmed.

'Supersoaker' is the first track to be taken from the US band's new album 'Mechanical Bull' and will be available via all digital providers from next Wednesday. The band will promote the single with a performance on US chatshow Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on July 22.

Kings of Leon will then release 'Mechanical Bull', their follow up to 2010's 'Come Around Sundown', on September 24. The album was recorded with longtime producer Angelo Petraglia in the band's studio in Nashville. Bassist Jared Followill told NME in March of this year: "I thought we were going to make a really mature album but I'm amazed how youthful it sounds."

Since then, the bassist has revealed that the album is "more musically complicated" than the band's previous efforts. In a Q+A with fans on Twitter last month (May 27), he also said the "vibe" of the record could be compared to their first two albums - 2003's 'Youth And Young Manhood' and 2004's 'Aha Shake Heartbreak' - but that the songs sounded like a "culmination" of all their previous work.

Before the album is released, the band will headline this summer's V Festival. Taking place over the weekend of August 17-18 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, the two-day event will see the band take to the main stage alongside fellow headliner Beyoncé.

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