Waking Up With… SEX ON FIRE

Works faster than caffeine

14 September 2022

This day 14 years ago the Nashville family KINGS OF LEON scored their first
No 1 single in the UK with SEX ON FIRE (almost 1 billion vieuws on Spotify).
And it was also a chart success in Europe and the US.

It helped them to become giant stars, along with the album
Only The Night (their 4th) where the song was taken from.

By that time I wasn’t the fan of the first hour no more. It was the debut LP
and the sophomore one that made me rock out. Although Sex On Fire was/is
a sickly sticky hot hellraiser.

Start the fire here…

KINGS OF LEON: Bio – Discography

One Live Shot A Day Turns Summer Into A Holiday – Today: KINGS OF LEON

11 August 2022

Two days ago I saw the American desperadoes of KINGS OF LEON playing live again since their early days when they produced 4 rad rock albums (between 2003 and 2008), followed by 4 big-market-aimed albums (although some ace singles on it) between 2010 and 2021.

They performed at Lokerse Fest in Belgium. And? Their light show was
better than the choice of the setlist with too many songs, for my liking,
from the last 4 albums.

Here’s one of my favored KOL crackers… they didn’t play.

Black Thumbnail (2007)

KOL: Facebook

Photos by Turn Up The Volume

Happy 40 To King Of Leon CALEB FOLLOWILL

14 January 2022

(Caleb up front, second from left)

40 years ago today, on 14 January 1982, Caleb Followill saw the day of light in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. Seventeen years later, in 1999, he started a band with his two brothers and his cousin. By now – after 8 albums – KINGS OF LEON are a worldwide famed group. Kudos to them.

Now, let’s celebrate Caleb.
Here come the Kings with
a smoking live performance
of The Bucket (2005)…


Safe AOR Family KINGS OF LEON Back With Two New Tame Tracks

New sonic impulses…

KINGS OF LEON is one of those too many bands that kick ass – on record and on
stage – when they hit the scene and then turn slowly into a corporate goody-goody
band making tons of money with safe AOR (adult-oriented-rock). Check their first
three longplayers and hear the difference in dynamism, briskness, and most of all
the difference in uninhibited and steaming rock ‘n’ roll swagger.

Next March – the fifth – the Nashville family release
their 8th album called When You See Yourself.

Here are the first two tame tracks
The Bandit and 100,000 People


– 100.000 PEOPLE –

The KOL I loved – 2003…


KINGS OF LEON Share Acoustic Reverie ‘GOING NOWHERE’…

New sonic impulses

1 April 2020

KINGS OF LEON frontman Caleb Followill joins the countless artists who share old
and new music from their homes and/or isolated places with the ‘stay home, stay safe’ message. Followill‘s contribution is an acoustic reverie appropriately named GOING NOWHERE. The accompanying black and white clip is directed by Casey McGrath with Followill singing in an empty room.

Watch/listen here…


5 Notable Albums Turning 15 in 2020…

The best of the past

Here are 5 Notable Albums, selected by
Turn Up The Volume, turning 15 in 2020!

1. ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ by THE WHITE STRIPES

Play here…

2. ‘The Back Room’ by EDITORS

Play here…

3. ‘Aha Shake Heartbreak’ by KINGS OF LEON

Play here…

4. ‘Silent Alarm’ by BLOC PARTY

Play here…

5. ‘You Could Have It So Much Better’ by FRANZ FERDINAND

Play here…