They're going to mix things up on the 2010 release...
Scott Colothan

16:34 19th February 2009

Kings of Leon have hinted that their fifth studio album could go in a 'grungier' musical direction.

The Followills say they want to mix things up with their next record, pencilled in for release in 2010, and they're extremely excited by the prospect of recording it.

Speaking at last night's Brit Awards, singer Caleb told BBC6music: "I think we are definitely considering doing something that people aren't gonna expect from us.

"Like I said in our speech, because of England and because of our fans here - who made our name and made us the band that we are - we pretty much now can do what we want. America has to sit back and go, 'Well we don't like it but alright here you go'."

His younger brother Jared added: "The next album that we make, that we're already working on, I can assure you, is one that I'm the most excited about.”

Guitarist and cousin Matthew elucidated further, saying: "You never know with us, we kinda change it up every record. Everybody always says each record sounds different than the first.

"I mean, from our first record to our fourth sounds like a different band. It may be a little grungier.”

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