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Kings of Leon: Electric Ballroom, London ***

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 14 July 2003

THE SUREST SIGN that Kings of Leon are having a moment is the 180 requests for this show's 40 press tickets. ...

Crown Pretenders: Kings Of Leon: Youth And Young Manhood (HandMeDown Records) *****

Review by Max Bell, Uncut, August 2003

Fabulously fresh take on deep Southern white trash rock'n'roll ...

Almost Famous: Kings of Leon

Profile by Max Bell, Uncut, September 2003

Lauded Confederate rockers with an R&B, punk-junk difference ...

Kings Of Leon: Songs of Experience

Profile and Interview by James Medd, Esquire, October 2004

Older, wiser and a lot less hairy, the Kings of Leon... rule. ...

Kings of Leon: A-Ha Shake Heartbreak

Review by Ben Thompson, The Observer, 17 October 2004

AS WITH SO many of the best second albums - from Roxy Music's For Your Pleasure to Dizzee Rascal's Showtime - the first time you ...

Kings of Leon: Because of the Times *****

Review by Ben Thompson, The Observer, 18 March 2007

It's not all their own work, but the lank-haired rockers' third set does more than merely ape their influences, raves Ben Thompson ...

Kings of Leon: "The only people we could be completely honest with was family… It was us against the world!"

Interview by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, April 2007

After a righteous support slot on Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour, Tennessee's true band of brothers Kings of Leon are back with a new album, ...

Kings Of Leon: Because Of The Times (Columbia) ****

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, May 2007


New releases: Roisin Murphy | Razorlight | My Chemical Romance | Kings Of Leon | Arctic Monkeys

Review by Rob Fitzpatrick, The Guardian, 7 July 2007

Pick of the week ...

Kings of Leon: Wembley Arena

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 14 December 2007

HOW THE heck did Kings of Leon wind up at Wembley? ...

The Music of 2007

Special Feature by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 28 December 2007

GIGS OFTHE YEAR LOU REED: Hammersmith Apollo, London Critically mauled on its original release, Berlin – Reed’s 1973 masterpiece of drug-addled despair, emotional and physical breakdown – ...

Kings of Leon: The Best of Times

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), Spring 2007

TAKING AIM for the stadiums with their staggering third album, Because Of The Times, southern brethren Kings Of Leon have expanded their musical textures by ...

Kings of Leon: Only By The Night (RCA)

Review by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, 17 September 2008

WITH THE White Stripes facing an uncertain future, and The Strokes fragmenting into underwhelming solo careers, Kings of Leon are the sole survivors of America's ...

Kings Of Leon: Only By The Night

Review and Interview by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, October 2008

WHEN THE KINGS Of Leon recorded their Holy Roller Novocaine EP in 2002, they were musical novices ranging in age from 15 to 22, but ...

Kings of Leon: Only by the Night

Review by Roy Trakin, Hits, 17 October 2008

IT'S NO MISTAKE that two of America's most promising rock groups are from the South, steeped in the area's blend of goth, ghosts and guilt. ...

Kings of Leon: Brighton Centre, Brighton

Live Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 3 December 2008

CALEB FOLLOWILL was in an expansive mood as Kings of Leon began their biggest British tour yet. "This has been one of the best years ...

Kings Of Leon reveal all about kicking drugs, being big in Britain and the success of album Only By The Night

Interview by Paul Elliott, Daily Mirror, 12 June 2009

THEY ARE CURRENTLY the hottest band on the planet after their fourth album Only By The Night took up residency at the top of the ...

Good Old Boys: Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown (RCA)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rock's Backpages, October 2010

WHEN THE Followill brothers and their cousin Matthew first busted out of Tennessee in 2003 with the colorfully titled EP Holy Roller Novocaine, they were ...

Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown

Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 18 October 2010

IN THE RUN-UP to Kings of Leon's fifth album, frontman Caleb Followill fretted publicly over his band's swelling popularity. Sorry, dude: That horse left the ...

Joel McIver: Holy Rock 'n Rollers – The Story of Kings of Leon (Omnibus Press)

Book Review by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 25 October 2010

JUST IN TIME for the release of their fifth record, Come Around Sundown, comes the second biography (after Michael Heatley's Kings of Leon: Sex on ...

Kings of Leon: The Once And Future Kings

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Uncut, November 2010

These are good times for KINGS OF LEON: an imperial lifestyle, attentive fans in Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, and the likelihood that, any day ...

Kings of Leon: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 23 June 2011

IT HAD BEEN pouring with rain all day, but by the time Kings of Leon came on stage, the dark clouds had gone – they ...

Kings Of Leon: Mechanical Bull

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, September 2013

THREE YEARS AGO, things were looking distinctly bleak for the arena-filling Nashville rockers. Following a sub-par fifth album, Come Around Sundown, that singer Caleb Followill ...

Kings of Leon: Air Canada Centre, Toronto

Live Review by Juliette Jagger, Noisey, 27 February 2014

WE ALL HAVE those albums that signify turning points in our lives and define us as people in particular moments. Personally, the last time I ...


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