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Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon is alternative rock band from Nashville, with some southern and garage rock influences. Its members are related – brothers Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill, and their cousin Matthew Followill. They are active since 1999. These folks wrote their first extended play under influence of marijuana, which they openly state and apparently proud of. “Holy Roller Novocaine” was written in mom’s basement, with mom coming down once in a while to bring pizza for a month of work. It was released in early 2013 to moderately enthusiastic critical acclaim. Album “Youth and Young Manhood” hit the shelves in summer of that year and became very popular, particularly in Great Britain. American public was less interested, as majority of sales came from European Union. That’s why there was a break of four months between release of “Aha Shake Heartbreak”, band’s second album, in United Kingdom and USA. Only their fourth album “Only by the Night” became their American breakthrough. In general, band’s content is consistently on the same level of quality and new songs come around at steady pace. Critics love them, as they own 4 Grammy Awards together with 12 more nominations. This is quite an achievement for guys who came from mom’s basement.