By day three, the Desert Trip crowd were seasoned veterans. Those who overindulged early on in the festival were now pacing themselves a bit better – or switching from alcohol to other inebriants in anticipation of the lysergic immersion of Roger Waters. But first up – The Who.
Remember that relationship you were in once? You know the one. It was good for a bit. Really good. Then it went tits-up. But you didn’t break up. You stayed together and tried to work it out. You tried to recapture when you were happiest even though you knew in your heart it was over. That is essentially what Walls by Kings of Leon is. A band past their best, not trying their best, trying to sound like what they used to sound like. Kings of Leon sound like they’re happy and making an album not because they have something to say, but because making music is their job.