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[NEWS] Coachella 2011 Line-Up Announced by wearesme

Coachella 2011 Lineup Poster

This doesnt require much of a write up because the above poster is self explanatory. We don’t need to tell you how incredible this line-up looks and how extremely jealous we are that it isn’t being held in the U.K!! (insert sad face)

Arcade Fire, Kanye West and Kings of Leon headline the event which is held in Indio, California and runs from April 15-17th and are worth the admission alone; never mind the 100+ other acts!

If you’re lucky enough to be going; SME hate you.




If you missed tonights show, fear not! Here are our favourite performances of the night from the likes of Kanye West, 30 Seconds To Mars, Kings Of Leon, Rihanna, B.O.B, Shakira & Dizzee Rascal.


[VIDEO] BBC Radio 1 Presents Kings of Leon Night by wearesme

Last night Zane Lowe hosted an intimate (there were just 100 people in the audience) one-off, one hour gig from the Kings of Leon, performed exclusively for Radio 1. Recorded from a secret location (revealed as the Rivoli Ballroom in South London) the show featured a selection of the southern rocker’s biggest hits along with some of their brand new material from the album ‘Come Around Sundown’.

The performance was recorded and played on Kings Of Leon Night on Radio 1 tonight, along with extracts from Zane’s interview with the band.

But if you missed it, don’t fret! The kind people of Radio 1 recorded the gig and have uploaded it online for all to view for the next 6 days. Enjoy!
Vodpod videos no longer available.

The band also announced that they will play gigs in five U.K cities in 2011, including a return to London’s Hyde Park; their biggest ever solo UK gig.

Tickets for the shows in Coventry, Sunderland, Manchester, London and Edinburgh go on sale on Wednesday 3 November at 9am.


[VIDEO] Kings Of Leon – Excess All Areas by wearesme

For those that missed this brilliantly insightful documentary aired on ITV2 last night; it is available at the bottom of this post for your viewing pleasure.

Today also marks the official release of their new album ‘Come Around Sundown’.

Go buy it from iTunes now.

The album is also already available to stream on Spotify! Good times.

“Dave Berry spends 48 hours with Kings of Leon as they prepare for an intimate homecoming gig in Nashville, and hears some tales of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.”


[FRESH VIDEO] Kings Of Leon – Radioactive Video Premiere! by wearesme
September 8, 2010, 12:09 pm
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As promised….

It’s a beautiful song. Enjoy x


K.O.L – Come Around Sundown details by wearesme
September 3, 2010, 6:51 pm
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The wait is finally coming to an end as Kings of Leon’s have revealed further information regarding their 5th studio album including release date, track-list and artwork.

‘Come Around Sundown’ is set to drop on October 19 with the lead single called “Radioactive” released next week.

“Radioactive” will see its video premiere on Wednesday September 8th so be sure to check back here as SME will bring it to you first. It will then move to radio the following Monday 13th and to iTunes the next day. As with most high-profile rock releases, two versions will be made available: the standard album as well as a deluxe edition that will include bonus tracks.

Come Around Sundown contains 13 tracks, several of which have been road-tested by the band during its summer tour. The tracklist is as follows:

The End
The Face
The Immortals
Back Down South
Beach Side
No Money
Pony Up
Mi Amigo
Pickup Truck

In addition to the track listing and single release dates, Kings of Leon also released the cover art to Come Around Sundown (above)

SME cant wait! Check back here Sunday for the Video Premiere.


[REVIEW] Kings Of Leon – Hyde Park 30/06/2010 by wearesme

It was a perfect evening, with the sun shining down on the merry 60’000 people that had turned out to watch the Nashville lads do their thing, in Hyde Park on Tuesday night (30th June) and SME were there to witness all.

The doors opened early, with the first band, The Features, taking to the stage at 4.00pm. By this time there was already quite a crowd gathering and the bands very catchy anthems were causing quite a stir. Having been signed up to Kings Of Leon’s own record label ‘Imprint’, big things have been predicted. So listen out for these guys.

Second to the stage was a band that we had never heard of before, The Whigs, but have made a lasting impression on us with their garage band appearance and swagger. We shall definitely be listening out for some more of these guys.

Next up was The Drums, a band who’s album we have had on repeat over the last few weeks. We were quite excited to be seeing them live and they certainly didn’t disappoint, from some very silky dance moves right to their smooth sound. Songs such as ‘Best Friend’, ‘Let’s Go Surfing’ and ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’ went down a treat and had most people either tapping their feet or attempting some silky moves of their own. If you haven’t yet got this album, it comes highly recommended.

The final support act were The Black Keys, with a set that was mainly made up of songs from their new album ‘Brothers’. Their hour long set worked perfectly with the mood of the crowd as the sun began to set in Central London. Not having heard much of them prior to the gig, we can only come to the conclusion that these Ohio boys can certainly make a lot of noise and good noise at that!

Then was the moment that so many people had bought tickets for, the Kings Of Leon took to the stage, with huge cheers from the crowd. They opened with ‘Crawl’ and just went from strength to strength, banging out most of their hits. Tunes ‘Sex on Fire’, ‘Be Somebody’ and ‘Charmer’ had the thousands in attendance singing along but it was the songs from their first two albums that had us the most excited. ‘The Bucket’ and ‘Molly’s Chambers’ went down a treat as well as SME favourite ‘Wasted Time’. They even managed to throw in a cover of Pixie’s ‘Where Is My Mind’.

Frontman Caleb Followill seemed genuinely chuffed at the turnout and reactions of the crowd, even claiming: “It’s been one of the greatest experiences of my life, thank you all very much. One of these days, when we’re all fat and bald…or balder, and we’re sitting in Tennessee telling all our kids about all the great things that happened to us, this is gonna be one of those.”

Set List:

‘Taper Jean Girl’
‘My Party’
‘Be Somebody’
‘Molly’s Chambers’
‘Wasted Time’
‘4 Kicks’
‘The Bucket’
‘Where Is My Mind’
‘Sex On Fire’
‘On Call’
‘Knocked Up’
‘Use Somebody’
‘Black Thumbnail’


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