Kings Of Leon - 'Mechanical Bull'

Kings Of Leon - 'Mechanical Bull'

Kings Of Leon are the ex you can't forget about. As relationships go, it started so well – all wild passion, snogging on scuzzy street corners and staying up all night playing each other your fave Creedence Clearwater Revival deep cuts. But...

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Smoke & Jackal - 'No Tell'

Smoke & Jackal - 'No Tell'

Youngest King of Leon Jared Followill tweeted the other day that he "CANNOT wait to lose my virginity" with his prospective wife. From the evidence of the track he has just put out through his side-project Smoke & Jackal with Nick Brown from Mona,...

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Film Review: Kings Of Leon - 'Talihina Sky'

Film Review: Kings Of Leon - 'Talihina Sky'

You remember when Kings Of Leon did that video for ‘Radioactive’ ? The one that has been subtitled in the popular imagination as ‘The Followills’ barbecue with cute black children’? And you remember how everyone wondered what...

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Album Review: Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown (RCA)

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown (RCA)

Nuke the fridge. Jump the shark. Hurdle the monkey. Whatever. There inevitably comes a moment in a huge band’s career where they lose their common touch and become slightly ridiculous. With Oasis it was Noel Gallagher visiting 10 Downing...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Kings Of Leon, Belle & Sebastian, Vampire Weekend

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Kings Of...

The sounds rattling round the skulls of the NME staff this week 1. Kings Of Leon - 'Radioactive' Why is Caleb Followill clutching a small child in one hand and waving into a camera with the other, his cheesy grin warmly a-glow? No, it’s...

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Live Review:Kings Of Leon

Live Review:Kings Of Leon

It’s a cliché to talk about bands making arena gigs seem intimate and certainly you’d be hard-pressed to convince the people 100ft up at the back in the Manchester MEN that this was At Home With The Followills. But as soon as Kings Of Leon...

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Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon

Ye gods, what dark sorcery is this? Tennessee’s hairiest and New York’s parpiest? What crazed chimera will be born of this ill-advised union? Well, you know what, by some musical-genetic miracle, it’s a bonny baby. Capturing the Kings when...

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Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon

Looking around at the sold-out crowd tonight at the city’s prestigious Madison Square Garden, you could see these packed seats as a vindication. It’s heartening for longtime followers to witness such conclusive proof that Kings Of Leon have...

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Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon

They’ve never exactly been over-burdened by insight. “We’ve figured out the formula,” asserted Nathan Followill when his band spoke to NME a few weeks back. “The harder you work, the more successful you get.” Only in the realm of the...

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Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon

They’re just pissing it out now. You want grand, brooding melancholy slashed with moments of surging white heat? Nae problem, Caleb’ll whip you up something this afternoon. It helps that he’s the personification of every myth about...

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