Samstag, 28. März 2009

Kings of Leon

I know they’ve been around for a while but I only heard about them a few months ago. My best friend entered their song Sex on Fire as her current favourite song in one of these meme / questionnaire things I had sent her and I had no idea what she was talking about. You know, we’re a bit behind here in Bavaria : ) Of course they’d been playing that song for a while on 1Live in NRW. They never really played in on the radio here. Well, maybe on NRJ or Star FM. Anyway ... I liked it and the new single Use Somebody even more. Bought the album. Have only listened to it once so far to be honest.

Anyway, the band played a few concerts in Germany recently. And 1Live arranged a special concert in a movie theatre (I think – at least it was a small location called the Gloria) in Cologne which they recorded and showed on TV last Sunday night. I taped it and watched it a couple of days ago.

My thoughts:
- Why does the band wait 45 minutes before they say hi to the audience??? I also wish they’d introduced some of the songs (such as saying this song is called Charmer and it’s from our 3rd album or whatever). But they’re probably too immersed in their music to do any of that.

- Two of the guys must be vampires. For one, Nathan, the drummer. He was lit in a way that made him look very pale and with his long dark hair he kinda looked like the guy from The Crow movie. And Jared, the bass player, has a hair style just like Robert Pattinson in Twilight, so that made him my second vampire. Hehe.

- It was at times painful to watch Caleb, the singer. You can see that in the Use Somebody video as well. His face looks like he’s suffering through the song. And he hardly ever smiles at all. Only caught him smiling once in the whole show. Okay, this is not High School Musical feel good music, but come on ...

- I also found it hard to understand the lyrics most of the time. I felt like he could have been singing in Swedish or French and it wouldn’t have made a difference to me.

- I was surprised they played a lot of older songs. I was expecting more or less only the songs from the current album.

I know all of this sounds very negative, but those were just little things I noticed. I still like KoL. Caleb has a unique voice I like a lot and their songs are very intense and that’s both good.

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