Kings Of Leon - Jared Followill Formed Band To Stop Him Going Crazy

Subscribe to Kings Of Leon alerts

Kings Of Leon's Jared Followill formed his new band to stop himself going ''stir crazy.''

The bassist started side project Smoke and Jackal with his friend Nick Brown during his year off from touring with his main group, and they recorded six songs in eight days.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: ''I knew that I would go a little bit stir-crazy just not doing anything and not having any artistic outlets.

''It was super spur-of-the-moment. Nick sings amazing and I sing horribly, so we figured we could just go down [to Nick's basement] and try it one night.''

Nick - who also fronts the band Mona - added: ''We made a rule of 'no pressure. The second: if it's not fun, we're leaving. We'll go to a bar.''

The pair watched films and tried to create their own soundtracks and deliberately tried not to sound like either of their normal bands.

Jared explained: ''All of the songs were kind of a specific sound that our other bands did not go for. We both love our own bands, and we weren't trying to step on any toes. That would have been weird for us.''

Jared also gave an update on Kings of Leon, saying they are in the planning stages of a follow up to 2010's 'Come Around Sundown'.

He added: ''We're just trying to have fun with it and just have a relaxed-type thing.

''We're just meeting with producers and stuff. I think we're going to try and start it this year. We'll see.''


Tags: Kings Of Leon - Jared Followill - Mona

Subscribe to Kings Of Leon alerts

More Kings Of Leon

Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Martin Appear "Like A Couple In Love" At Kings Of Leon Concert

Jennifer Lawrence was there to support her new boyfriend, Coldplay front man Chris Martin, as he made a guest appearance at the Kings of Leon...

Kings Of Leon Haven't Cancelled ALL August Tour Dates. They're Playing Made In America

Finally some good news from Kings of Leon – the alt-rock foursome are to play their first gig since drummer Nathan Followill went under for...

Kings of Leon Return After Drummer's Injury

Good news for Kings of Leon fans! The family rock band from Nashville, Tennesee are set to perform their first gig since their drummer Nathan...

Questlove Is Kings of Leon's New Drummer (Sort of)

Kings of Leon have been forced to axe nine concerts following a tour bus crash in Boston, Massachusetts, but they duly honoured their booking on...


Kings Of Leon Cancel All August Tour Dates Due To Drummer Nathan Followill's Broken Ribs

Fans who are hoping to watch Kings of Leon live this month have been left utterly disappointed, but there is a very good reason for...

Kings of Leon Drummer Suffers Broken Ribs in Tour Bus Crash

Nathan Followill, the drummer with Kings on Leon, was being treated for broken ribs on Saturday night (August 9, 2014) after the band's tour bus...

Kings Of Leon Drummer Nathan Followill Injured In Tour Bus Incident, Concert Cancelled

Fans of American rock group Kings of Leon were left disappointed after they were forced to postpone their Sunday (Aug 10th) concert in Saratoga Springs,...

Dancing In Denver! Budweiser Made In America Explore Colorado's Exciting Music Scene

Budweiser Made in AmericaWe explore the diverse Denver music scene as Budweiser unveil the latest in their series of documentaries ahead of the fast-approaching Budweiser...



Kings Of Leon Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kings Of Leon

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All