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The Benicassim crowds are just loving the new songs...

KINGS OF LEON made a flying visit to BENICASSIM today (August 6) as they continue to road-test their second album.

The band have been playing songs from their just-finished second set ‘A-Ha Shake Heartbreak’ at festivals including Glastonbury and T In The Park. They stopped by for the second day of the Spanish festival to play an early evening set on the Escanario stage.

As well as hits from ‘Youth and Young Manhood’ they played new songs ‘Taper Jean Girl’, ‘King Of The Rodeo’, ‘Soft’, ‘Milk’ and ‘Pistol Of Fire’.

From the stage, singer Caleb Followill beamed: “This is so beautiful man, lots of pretty girls.”

And after the set, he confided in NME.COM: “That’s when we know if we’re having a great show, when the new songs get people jumping.”

The band leave the site tonight for yet more festival appearances: “We gotta fly out, we gotta play a show tomorrow so we’re gonna have a pretty early night, maybe a couple of glasses of wine.”