Band perform new track live at California music festival

Kings Of Leon played new song ‘It Don’t Matter’ for the first time this weekend. See video footage above, now.

The track is one of the first things fans have heard from Kings Of Leon ahead of their next studio album and featured in the band’s set at the Bottle Rock Music & Arts festival in Napa Valley, California on Saturday (May 11). Fans commenting on the fan shot footage have compared the harder edged sound of ‘Always The Same’ to Queens Of The Stone Age.

Earlier this year, Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill has confirmed the band’s new album will be out in September.

The record, the four-piece’s sixth studio effort, is finished and is currently being sequenced. Speaking in this week’s NME Followill said: “I thought we were going to make a really mature album but I’m amazed how youthful it sounds. It’s like a mix of ‘Youth & Young Manhood’ and ‘Because Of The Times’.”

Before the album is released, Kings of Leon 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 along with Beyoncé – which will be her only European festival appearance this year. They will also play shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham in June and July, staring at London’s O2 Arena on June 12 and 13 before playing Manchester Arena on June 24 and 25. The tour then runs to Birmingham’s LG Arena on July 9-10.