The Kings of Leon
are Southern boys through and through, and their debut EP, Holy Roller Novocaine
, is a gritty dose of high lonesome simplicity and classic rock swagger. From the wild honky tonk sound of "Wasted Time" to the blues-tinged "Molly's Chambers," Kings of Leon
aim to give a rowdy presentation. As musicians, the four-piece is carefree, but structured. Caleb Followill
's lazy, warm drawl is a polished fit to the band's feel-good sound. "California Waiting," surely a standout with its sunny appeal, radiates Kings of Leon
's desire to keep things strictly rock & roll. Holy Roller Novocaine
is a decent first effort from these young sonnies from Nashville and certainly an exciting look at what's yet to come.