Kings Of Leon say making their new album was "depressing".

The 'Sex on Fire' hitmakers recorded their latest LP 'Come Around Sundown' in New York and admit it was a more regimented regime than their previous studio sessions in Nashville, Tennessee.

Singer Caleb Followill explained: "It was kind of a depressing experience. If we'd made it is Nashville, we'd be out playing basketball or goofing off. Here, I'd wake up and hail a cab to the studio, then spend 12 hours a day in a room with no windows.

"It felt like we were going to the office. But that can be good as well as bad."

However, Caleb thinks moving from Nashville - the country music capital of the US - also helped the 'Use Somebody' rockers rediscover their southern American roots.

He added: "I think because we recorded the album in New York, we somehow rediscovered a bit of our country side, whereas if we'd been in Nashville, where you'd be surrounded by country music, that never would've happened.

"We were like, let's get a bit of fiddle on there, we wanted it to have that kind of rootsy feel."