The record features a guest appearance from Keith Richards' guitar...

NASHVILLE-based country garage stars KINGS OF LEON have finished recording their debut album, provisionally titled ‘YOUTH AND YOUNG MANHOOD’.

The band divided their time between Sound City Studios, California – where Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ was made – and Shangri-La Studio in Malibu, former recording haunt of The Band, Johnny Cash andRyan Adams, working with [a][/a] and Counting Crows producer Ethan Johns.

During the making of LP the band used a guitar given to them by Keith Richards, and the third Telecaster ever made. Tracks include the tub-thumping ‘Red Morning Light’, the mandolin-heavy soundtrack-style thumper ‘Joe’s Head’, about a Southern murderer, and the woozy Patsy Cline-ish ‘Talihina Sky’, named after the tiny town where the band attend their annual family reunions.


“Every now and then we’d break out the Number Three Telecaster or Charlie Watts’ drumkit,” said singer Caleb, “That stuff sounds so old.”

The album is due for release in early July, preceded by ‘Red Morning Light’’s issue as a single on May 26.

Kings Of Leon start a UK tour later this month.

The dates are at:

London Bush Hall (April 28)

Cardiff Barfly (29)


Glasgow Barfly (30)

Blackpool Empress Ballroom (May 2)

Bridlington Spa (3)

Manchester Roadhouse (4)

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