Kings Of Leon start writing seventh album in 174 year old Nashville house

The record will follow on from 2013's 'Mechanical Bull'

Kings Of Leon have confirmed that they’re beginning work on their next album.

The US band released their last LP ‘Mechanical Bull’ in 2013, which was recorded in Nashville. Now, the group have revealed that they’re returning the city to follow up that release.

Speaking in an interview with Sirius XM Music, frontman Caleb Followill spoke of a 174 year old house that they’re currently occupying to write new music.

“It’s a really rad place and I think we can do something cool with it,” Followill said. “And you know if we go in there and it sounds like shit, we can just go across the street to our [Nashville] studio.”

The singer continued that the record should be written by the end of the year but that its eventual release may take some time longer.

“Record number seven, most people take like five years to make that or something?” he said. “We’re still in our very early stages of our five-year plan for this next record.”

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Kings Of Leon performing live in 2013

Listen to the interview in full below.

Meanwhile, Kings Of Leon’s scheduled headline set at Firefly festival in Delaware was recently cancelled when the festival was evacuated on June 20 due to dangerous weather.

Minutes before Kings Of Leon were due on the Main Stage an announcement was made over the PA system: “Dangerous, inclement weather is coming. Please clear the festival site.”

Festival goers were then asked to take down all pop-up tents and poles, before being led out of the festival grounds and asked to remain in their vehicles during the storm.

The next day (June 21), The Killers covered two Kings Of Leon songs at the festival, paying homage to the Tennessee group. Brandon Flowers and co played ‘The Bucket’ and an acoustic rendition of ‘Use Somebody’