Kings Of Leon have revealed that they had not intended to release their fourth album this year but changed their mind when they were offered a headline slot at Glastonbury festival.
Frontman Caleb Folowill told Uncut’s sister publication NME.com that the band had been hoping to take some time off after an exhausting touring schedule but after they were offered Glastonbury they felt they had to release an album.
“We were at the end of our tour and we were going to take a load of time off,” Folowill said. “But then we got the call and we were like, ‘Fuck! We should probably be putting out a record’.
“We don’t like seeing other bands go to the top,” he added. “We’re scared if we take too much time off we’ll forget how to do it.”
The band are set to release their fourth album, ‘Only By The Night’, in September.