Smoke & Jackal

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Smoke & Jackal
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Rock, Southern rock
Years active 2012–present
Labels RCA[1]
Associated acts Kings of Leon, Mona
Members Jared Followill
Nick Brown

Smoke & Jackal is a rock supergroup composed of Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill and Mona singer and guitarist Nick Brown. On June 22, 2012, Brown posted a photo of Followill and himself on Instagram and tumblr with the caption, "Smoke & Jackal", hinting at a collaboration between the two.[2][3]

Followill and Brown first recorded as a duo at Brown's home in Nashville, Tennessee, completing the material for their first release within a week.[4][5][6] The group's first single, "No Tell", was uploaded to the band's Soundcloud page on August 21, 2012[7] and was released digitally on August 28, 2012.[5] Their debut EP, EP1, was released on October 16, 2012.[8]

In a press statement, Followill said of recording the debut EP, "Coming together just worked. I think it's because we took such an easy approach to it, we didn't bring any egos to it. We just talked about each other's ideas, neither one of us got our feelings hurt. It just worked."[5]


  • EP1 (2012)
  • EP2 Unreleased


  1. ^ "Mona, Kings of Leon members form Smoke & Jackal". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Smoke & Jackal". Instagram. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "nickbrownMONA". tumblr. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  4. ^ "Smoke & Jackal: Kings of Leon and Mona Members Team Up". The Silver Tongue. Archived from the original on August 27, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "HEAR IT: Kings of Leon member starts new music project, Smoke & Jackal". Tulsa World. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  6. ^ "Kings Of Leon's Jared Followill debuts Smoke & Jackal side-project - listen". NME. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  7. ^ "No Tell". Soundcloud. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  8. ^ "15 Rejected Names for Kings of Leon Spinoff Smoke & Jackal". SPIN. Retrieved August 22, 2012.