After the May 19 release of The Best Of…So Far, a collection of their greatest hits, UK band, The Kooks announce today that they…Read More
The Kooks are an English indie pop band formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2004. Formed by Luke Pritchard (vocals/guitar), Hugh Harris (lead guitar), Paul Garred (drums), and Max Rafferty (bass guitar), the lineup of the band remained constant until 2008 and the departure of Rafferty. Dan Logan was drafted in as a temporary replacement, until Peter Denton joined the band on a permanent basis in October 2008.
A self-described “pop” band, their music is primarily influenced by the 1960s British Invasion movement and post-punk revival of the new millennium. With songs described as “catchy as hell” The Kooks have experimented in several genres including rock, Britpop, pop, reggae, and ska, at times being described as “a less severe Arctic Monkeys”.
Signed to Virgin Records just three months after forming, The Kooks broke into the musical mainstream with their debut album Inside In/Inside Out (2006). The album was ultimately successful, achieving quadruple platinum status in the UK within a year and also overseas in the form of a platinum certification in Australia and two times platinum in Ireland. The Kooks found themselves entering into mainstream media attention, with the band winning the award for Best UK & Ireland Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 and picking up a nomination at The Brit Awards for the single “She Moves in Her Own Way. With their follow up Konk (2008) debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart it recorded first week sales of 65,000, achieving gold status in both the UK and Ireland. The Kooks are currently working on their third studio album.
Today, award-winning U.K. band The Kooks announce The Best Of…So Far, a collection of their greatest hits, which will be released via Astralwerks Records…Read More
The Kooks have gone back to basics with a music video for their new stripped-back song “See Me Now,” directed by Charlie Paul. The…Read More
We wanted to share with you this great new video by The Kooks performing their song “Forgive & Forget,” one of the tracks off their upcoming new album Listen which will be out September 2nd via Astralwerks.The Kooks are on tour currently supportingRead More
The kooks has premiered the new live music video for “Bad Habit” today. “Bad Habit” is one track from the band’s new album, Listen, out September 2nd via Astralwerks, The Kooks start their tour July 26th in Boston, MARead More
The Kooks’ new single “Down” is out today. “Down,” and it’s a mission statement from a band that have rediscovered what they loved about…Read More
The Kooks return April 20th with their new single ‘Down’. It’s a mission statement from a band that have rediscovered what they loved about making music in the first place. Written by Luke Pritchard and young hip hop pioneer Inflo,Read More