Review: Kings Of Leon, Motorpoint Arena.

IF the devil has all the best tunes then this must surely be the underworld.

Okay, not quite, but at times during a KoL set these days you can't help but feel these lads have far more musical nuggets in their basket than one band deserves.

Once just a quirky bunch of Tennessee longhairs with the exotic roots to drew people to The Leadmill a few years ago to hear Molly's Chambers, in 2010 they are arguably the world's most marketable band and accessible/accessed by all.

That said, there's not much chat on offer here – it's refreshingly mostly meat and little flannel as the band go about criss-crossing five albums that have fuelled a seemingly never-ending road trip.

Caleb Followill bookends a set begun with Radioactive and concluded with a firework-laced Black Thumbnail by confirming they are indeed who it says on the ticket, and reveals they're up for a good time, which is a relief.

Most of the charisma the band possesses is filtered through the often pensive rock 'n' roll the boys deliver during a 90-minute show that tracks their journey from youthful indie Americana to multi-platinum album-awarded festival headliners.

By comparison this arena return is an initimate show compared with their Hyde Park gathering or V this summer, but the response to Sex On Fire, Crawl, Closer, the stunning On Call, Use Somebody... and their many other musical lightning strikes is the same: glee, euphoria, unwavering adoration.

Happens all over again on Sunday.

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