Published on November 16th, 20110
Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon
The story of Kings of Leon as told through archival material, home movies and documentary footage inside the studio and on tour. A unique look into their family history and religious upbringing which set the stage for one of the biggest rock bands in the world.
Talihina Sky is the first documentary to delve into the past of the Kings of Leon, something people have been apparently sceptical about up until now. I have to admit up front to being extremely unfamiliar with the Kings of Leon as a band beyond their bigger hits, and their back story in general, for no other reason than innocent ignorance. This lack of familiarity didn’t hinder the experience of watching this film, as, with other music docs this year, this is, first and foremost, a story-driven documentary and a standard music doc, second.
The backbone narrative of the film is their annual week-long family reunion in Talihina, Oklahoma. This underpins the parallel throughout the film of the stark contrast between their childhood to their current rock-star status. As this film opens at the reunion you are initially introduced to a multitude of their extended family from cousins and uncles to their grandfather and namesake of the band, Leon.
The Tennessee rockers consist of brothers Caleb, Jared, Nathan Followill and their cousin Matthew. A Kings of Leon Tour is sure to generate excitement as the southern gents are one of the biggest bands in the world. Trying to get Kings of Leon tickets can be tricky especially with interest generated by a new Kings of Leon 2011, tour but then again Kings of Leon tour tickets will always be very popular especially when the band keep releasing such great records.
Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon,