Indie rock is back in full swing with Kings Of Leon releasing their standout new release, ‘The Bandit‘.

Nothing short of an anthem, ‘The Bandit‘ picks up where the American rockers left off with their infectious approach to songwriting warming our cockles once again!

It gets underway with an overture which you will instantly recognise from the family four-piece. Moreover, the band’s signature guitar sound leaps out with vigour, and they push down the contemporary gates with distinction. I relish this most about the kings, they keep true to themselves and never conform to what is going on elsewhere in the business.

Caleb Followill

Vocally, Caleb Followill smashes it with a performance which leaves an indent. He brings fresh new energy which we all need right about now. Mind you, every member of the group rises to the occasion, and they take no hostages with a delivery which keeps them at the top of the game.

As you would expect from a KOL track, it is catchier than a fisherman’s hook. Their melodies ring around with a potent charm, so much so, ‘The Bandit‘ could quickly become their newSex On Fire‘. The bass excels, the drum arrangement is off the scale, and the structure is memorable.

So is this their best? Well, it is becoming my favourite at rapid speed. Having seen Kings Of Leon performing live on many occasions, it felt as though they were ready for something new, and this is the golden ticket. Mind you; I am yet to hear the rest of the album. But, if this track is anything to go by, we are all in for a treat!

You can take a listen to ‘The Bandit‘ by Kings Of Leon below. Also, be sure to let us know your thoughts to their new release by commenting on our social media accounts. As always, we love to hear your feedback.

Emily Harris