The Kooks are back.
For the South Coast troupe, it's been a long break. Largely absent since 2011's 'Junk Of The Heart' the band recently reconvened to discuss their new step.
Swaggering first track 'Down' divided fans, with The Kooks employing hip hop producer Inflo to give them an added kick.
New album 'Listen' will be released on September 1st, with Luke Pritchard stating: "To me this album is about pure expression. Even the way we made the album felt fresh. Rather than us just being a band in a room, playing our guitars with the vocal over the top, which is what we’d always done before, we were really listening to what was going on around us, picking up ideas. The whole thing was much more natural."
New single 'Around Town' drops on June 15th, check it out below:
'Listen' will be released on September 1st. Tracklisting:
1 Around Town
2 Forgive & Forget
4 See Me Now
5 It Was London
6 Bad Habit
9 Are We Electric
11 Sweet Emotion