When one of the biggest buzz bands of recent years simply demand that you tour with them on their forthcoming sold-out UK jaunt (10 dates, 2 Brixton Academy shows) you know you're probably doing things just about right. Well that's precisely what those ludicrously-good Kings Of Leon recently did – so fling your arms wide open and welcome in The Features.
Beginning life with a stint on sterling independent label Fierce Panda's School of World Domination in late 2003 (past students including Idlewild, Coldplay, Keane, Seafood etc), this affable Tennessee quartet have already released a handful of scandalously well-received singles ('The Beginning EP', 'A Million Ways To Sing The Blues' ) and ripped-up something of a storm at this year's Carling Festival with their incendiary crossbreed of filthy delta blues and garage rock edge (fuck 50-Cent's bottling, these boys were the real show-stealers).
Hand-picked by Kings Of Leon to support them on their entire December UK tour, The Features are also set to release a single – the awesome 'Leave It All Behind' – on December 13th.
Tuesday 7th London, Dublin Castle (Headline show)
Wednesday 8th Manchester Apollo
Friday 10th Poole Lighthouse
Sunday 12th London Brixton
Monday 13th London Brixton
Tuesday 14th Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thursday 16th Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Friday 17th Gloucester GLI
Sunday 19th Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Monday 20th Glasgow Academy
Tuesday 21st Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday 22nd London, Barfly (Headline