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The quality of sound is of first class as the American outfit use catchy chords and riffs to create some of the best rock songs ever. Unfortunately they didn't talk to the crowd much and played their set remarkably quickly.
UK (Newcastle), July 8, 2005
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Sound: Kings Of Leon singer Caleb Followill has a very unique, sleazy but fiery voice recorded and live. They have the typical rock band line-up of 2 guitarists a bass player and a drummer. The quality of sound is of first class as the American outfit use catchy chords and riffs to create some of the best rock songs ever. // 10
Perfomance: The audience were in high spirits as they stood up all of the way threw the gig even on slow songs like "Rememo" and "Trani" and sung and danced along to every word surprising the Kings Of Leon because they are not used to playing seated venues. The band opened with "Taper Jean Girl" a track off their latest album "Aha Shake Heartbreak." The Kings showed some class with the tremendous "4 Kicks" about beating the shit out of people in a bar, the classic "California Waiting" with there shadows beaming up on the wall behind them and the beautiful "Milk" with it's breathtaking bass line on the chorus proving to be fans favourites. The ultimate wake up anthem "The Bucket" was awesome and other classics "Molly's Chambers," "Wasted Time" and the somewhat amusing "Joe's Head" were exhilarating and memorable parts of the show! After their encore they finished with sleazy song "Holly Roller Novocaine," a new track which sounded typical Kings Of Leon and finished with the sleazy yet up beat opener to album "Aha Shake Hweartbreak" capping off a wonderful show showing that they're the American band of the moment and if they keep writing songs like the one's off "Youth And Young Manhood" and "Aha Shake Heartbreak" The Strokes will soon have to play catch up! // 10
Overall Impression: The show was in England at the Newcastle City Hall on July 8th 2005. The openers were "The Features" who apparently are the Kings favourite band but to be honest their set was nothing special. I loved everything about the show as the Kings showed off what a fantastic and unique live talent they have. Unfortunately they didn't talk to the crowd much and played their set remarkably quickly with the gig finishing after only an hour and a half. The ticket was 21, an absolute bargain to go and see one of America's best! I will go to their next gig if the chance comes up because I'm sure their next album will have the goods to produce another good show. // 10