The Kooks offer new direction on ‘Down’

Luke Pritchard, The Kooks (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Luke Pritchard, The Kooks (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

The Kooks have returned with a new sound all of their own on ‘Down‘ – take a listen below.

Frontman Luke Pritchard has written the track and co-produced with the hip-hop artist Inflo. It was recorded in both London and Los Angeles.

“With this record we didn’t do any rehearsing beforehand,” Pritchard has said.

“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.”

The Kooks were just one of many British bands to enjoy a significant degree of mainstream success back in 2006 when their debut album ‘Inside In/Inside Out‘ arrived in the January of that year.

They were last active studio-wise back in 2011 when ‘Junk Of The Heart‘ largely struggled to replicate that peak in hitting a height of #10 on the UK Album Chart.

The Kooks are currently in Austin, Texas showcasing their new sound at SXSW. Keep up with all the latest goings-on at the festival via Live4ever’s Instagram account.

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