Festivals

Kings Of Leons rule the roost at Reading

Having seen Kings Of Leon at T In The Park last month we knew what to expect. There's no pyrotechnics, no acrobatics - just some great songs, brilliantly performed.

From the second they launch into 'Black Thumbnail' to the minute they finish with 'Slow Night So Long', they're bursting with energy.

'Molly's Chambers'' is searingly tight, and 'The Bucket' gets the whole crowd singing along with its lyrics about 'eighteen balding stars'. The highlight is undoubtedly 'Knocked Up', the Kings' seven-minute paean to pregnancy and young romance, but 'Charmer', a Pixies pastiche punctuated with Caleb Followill's animal screams, is a close second.

Words: Tom Pinnock
Pic credit: Jo McCaughey


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