Listen: The Kooks - Down

Their divisive new single...
The Kooks

One of the most spectacular commercial successes from the Noughties indie boom, The Kooks have struggled to shake off the sound and image of their explosive first album.

Well, it looks like they be about to escape the shadow of 'Inside In / Inside Out'. Completing work on their new album, The Kooks are ready to move in a sharply different direction.

New single 'Down' will be released on April 20th, with recording sessions split between Los Angeles and London. "With this record we didn’t do any rehearsing beforehand," Luke Pritchard says. "I’d write a song with Inflo or on my own, put it up and we’d all play over it. There was a real freedom to the process.”

Aired on Zane Lowe last night (March 11th) 'Down' immediately divided fans.

Check it out below:

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The Kooks are set to release new single 'Down' on April 20th.

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