New Music – Around The World / Kings Of Leon

Kings of Leon have now pumped out three singles in anticipation of their new album, Walls, the immediate-pop-first-single ‘Waste A Moment’ and the slower, acoustic-led title track. And to be honest, it’s not been horrifically bad (but was there any chance that Kings Of Leon would deliver anything other than pristine pop-rock?). ‘Around The World’ arguably could’ve been the first single, riding the closest to a dance beat they’ve ever got and has the kind of brittle, snappy guitars that drew them comparisons to the Strokes early on. WALLS is already looking a hell of a lot better than Mechanical Bull.