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Tuesday 24 July 2018

Let's Go Sunshine: The Kooks Set To Play Intimate Homecoming Show To Back New Album Release

The Kooks new album Let's Go Sunshine is a moving, energising and melodic record and incisive in its portrait of modern British urban life

Pic by Andrew Whitton

For the Brighton-based band the heart and soul of the record lies in its hymns of lost innocence, fading relationships and the process of break-up and recovery. 

It's the sound of a confident band stepping out and making a statement. 

Discussing the process behind creating the album, lead singer Luke Pritchard says:

"This one was about defining who we are. We were asking the questions. It was a fractured start.  

"We went into the studio in 2015, continuing down the path we set out on our last studio album "Listen" and discovered it wasn't what we wanted to make and wasn't really The Kooks.


"So we scrapped it and started again. I really went on a mission to write the best songs I'd ever written before bringing them to the band.  

"I stewed over every word. It had to be our Rubber Soul, Lola, Definitely Maybe. Proper British lineage. 

"I came from a dark place at the start, had a lotta heartbreak, and then falling in love in the middle of the album...the lyrics reflect that. 

"From "Fractured And Dazed"  to "No Pressure", it's gotta be our most exciting album, and it should get you dancing."

The Kooks started their career in 2006 with their debut Inside In/Inside Out, which went five times platinum at the end of last year. 

The Kooks play Bexhill-on-Sea's De La Warr Pavilion on 10th September 2018. Their new album 'Let's Go Sunshine' is out on 31st August 2018. CLICK HERE for more info.

by: Mike Cobley




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