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The Kooks

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom (2004 – present)

There are two musical groups with the name The Kooks:

1. British band - formed in Brighton, England, United Kingdom in 2004. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard (vocals, guitar), Hugh Harris (guitar), Peter Denton (bass) and Nick Millard (drums). Nick is currently filling in for Paul Garred due to a recent arm injury. They have released three studio albums; their 2006 debut Inside In/Inside Out peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart, and their 2008 follow up Konk reached number one. The Junk Of The Heart (Happy) Songfacts reports that Pritchard found himself writing lyrics containing a lot of emotional drama for their third album and the phrase ‘junk of the heart’ kept coming back to him. Junk of the Heart was released September 12, 2011.

The Kooks formed at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, where they were all students. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Luke Pritchard, got bassist Max Rafferty involved in a college project, which formed the base of the band. After getting lead guitarist Hugh Harris and drummer Paul Garred involved, they took their name from the song Kooks on the 1971 David Bowie album Hunky Dory. When they tried to trademark the name, they found that in the late/mid 1990s a Swedish band by the same name released an album in Sweden called Too Much Is Not Enough.

The Kooks released a debut EP and played gigs around Brighton, where they were based at the time. They were signed to Virgin Records.

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  • andresCR9

    I think "Listen" it's not that bad, but coming from this band and after their first two albums, it's simply not good enough.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • mrbackstabber

    Down, See Me Now and Sweet Emotion are great, but it's still a mediocre album, just like the previous one. "Inside In..." is the only good work.

    Yesterday 10:31am Reply
  • tranlu68

    Listen is a good

    Yesterday 9:12am Reply
  • Jezuxx

    Loving this new album.

    Yesterday 6:53pm Reply
  • GustavoKLeandro

    Westside = amazing

    20 Sep 5:50pm Reply
  • Emi_lia

    Sweet Emotion <3 :)

    18 Sep 1:42am Reply
  • Just_crush_me

    Around Town, Dreams, Are We Electric are great, the rest of the album is just meh. Expected a bit more from these guys...

    17 Sep 6:46pm Reply
  • Jussweetmusic

    Down♥

    17 Sep 6:09pm Reply
  • tiagosec

    Are We Electric <3

    17 Sep 10:49am Reply
  • isaac_triana

    Listen is a good album

    17 Sep 6:11am Reply
  • rachaelc1878

    I don't think much of the new album.

    16 Sep 12:13pm Reply
  • K1xoblan

    This band showed up on my recommendations. Gave their music a try but honestly it's BORING. Next!

    13 Sep 9:11pm Reply
  • kitsvne

    british bands. fuck yeeees

    13 Sep 6:25pm Reply
  • jdrutles

    Around Town, Westside, See Me Now, Down, Dreams, Sunrise, Sweet Emotion <3

    12 Sep 4:21pm Reply
  • Constantine_OL

    Listen is very specific and peculiar album, but different from previous works, because he is more pleasant and relaxing. 7,5 / 10.

    11 Sep 6:47pm Reply
  • 3xtosca

    the best fuking band in the world 💖

    11 Sep 6:35pm Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    Do You Wanna? ♥

    11 Sep 4:15pm Reply
  • KFC__o_o

    Konk > Inside In/Inside Out > Junk of the Heart > Listen. But all are great.

    11 Sep 5:45am Reply
  • karlabranda1

    Listen is amazing, but the best will always be Inside In/Inside Out.

    11 Sep 12:08am Reply
  • TrymLastfm

    Liked their new album, but Konk are still their best!

    10 Sep 7:44pm Reply
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