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THE KOOKS

Live Review: The Kooks + The Griswolds - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (20.01.14)

The Kooks came back to Sydney to play some shows to play their new album Listen - as well as some huge old hits - and had The Griswolds along for the ride.

Photo Gallery: The Kooks + The Griswolds + Catfish and the Bottlemen - Hordern Pavilion (20.01.15)

Supported By Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Griswolds, Britpop rockers The Kooks performed at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney last night and Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

The Kooks returning to Australia in January for biggest Australian tour yet!

The Kooks have long enjoyed a strong relationship with their Australian fans and upon their return next January, they're taking it to the next level, performing some of their biggest shows in the country ever. With their latest album Listen gaining great traction not only in Australia, but worldwide, the Brits have been enjoying a new direction musically and as a live band. Joining them on the tour will be The Griswolds and Catfish and the Bottlemen - tickets go on sale next month!

Album Review: The Kooks - Listen (2014 LP)

If the latest release from The Kooks could be summed up in one word, it would be “groovy”. The entirety of their brand new album Listen is full of fresh, funky beats, catchy guitar riffs and rhythmic vocals that keep your feet tapping and your head bopping, whether you like it or not.

the AU interview: Luke Pritchard of The Kooks (Brighton) on changing things up for 'Listen', touring the US and more!

Set to release their fourth studio album next month, The Kooks haven't had the chance to dwell too much on the record and the nerves which can understandably surround it. Having been on the road for much of 2014 already, the British outfit have already been forming the record for live shows and have been giving crowds tastes of their new creative direction. Ahead of their Reading and Leeds performances this weekend, lead vocalist Luke Pritchard is relatively chilled about the past few months for The Kooks and Listen.

Festival Review: Lollapalooza (Day One) ft. Bombay Bicycle Club + Arctic Monkeys + Eminem - Grant Park, Chicago (01.08.14)

Walking into Grant Park, it really did hit me how large Lollapalooza is. We got a press release stating there was an expected 100,000 attendees through the gates over the three day event. Usually when you rock up to even the bigger Australian festivals (Soundwave, Falls etc), you get the impression you're in for a big time gradually over the day. Here, it was honestly like a good 40,000 people from all over the country and beyond were just transported and plopped down in the middle of downtown Chicago at 11am.

Live Review: Graveyard Train + The Peep Tempel - 170 Russell, Melbourne (20.06.14)

Upon arrival at 170 Russell, DJ Kokomo spins indie, punk and some hilariously inappropriate 80s tracks, while the crowd files in, swilling cider and Melbourne Bitters.

New Music Video: The Kooks "Around Town" (2014)

The Kooks will be releasing their long-awaited new album Listen on August 29th, but in the meantime have released their new clip for their single "Around Town". Directed by Ryan Hope, the clip calls upon the styles of Tarantino and Luke Besson and is pretty rad! Check it out here:

Album News Weekly: 5 May 2014

In This Issue: Some big album announcements in here this week, particularly from our pals in the UK. Kasabian have announced their new release, Coldplay are busy hiding things in libraries around the world, Manic Street Preachers have got some music coming out soon as well. Also Santana has a new one out, along with rock legends Mastodon. On home soil Kim Churchill has signed to Warner Music and is releasing a new record soon, and there's heaps more in here!

Album Review: The Kooks - "Down" (2014 EP)

After three years, The Kooks have reappeared with a teaser EP, Down, before dropping their new album later this year. The four tracks, three of which can be streamed on soundcloud, all have flecks of ‘typical’ Kooks, but each time it’s something a little different paired with a new sound for the Englishmen, creating a weird, familiar-but-not feeling.

Single Stream: The Kooks "Down" (2014)

The Kooks have unveiled a new direction with their new single "Down" – listen to it below and get excited for their next full length which comes out over the Australian winter.

Album News Weekly: 17 March 2014

In This Issue: Some MASSIVE releases coming up soon. Australian rap goddess Iggy Azalea is finally dropping her debut, and across the pond Lily Allen is ready to annoy the establishment once more. Dubstep king Skrillex drop his new record out of nowhere last week, The Kooks are ready to release the first single from their new record. Plus more releases from Backsliders, The Love Junkies, Brody Dalle and heaps more. Have a read. Seriously.

SXSW Live Review: The Kooks + London Grammar + American Authors - Stubb's BBQ (14.03.14)

It's Friday, March 14th. It's been a week since we landed in Austin and my body is feeling the effects of seven days of shows, work and let's face it, great times. I'm at Stubb's, which I like to think of as a new haunt, for The Kooks tonight, the first time I've ever seen the Londoners despite the fact that they've been to Australia multiple times in recent years.

Festival Review: Groovin The Moo - Hay Park, Bunbury (11.05.13)

This year’s run of the Groovin’ the Moo festival came to a close at Bunbury’s Hay Park on Saturday. Though the festival has been running for a couple of years now, this was the first time I’d ventured along, drawn in part by an eclectic line-up of both Australian and international artists.

Photo Gallery: Groovin The Moo - Hay Park, Bunbury (11.05.13)

The final stop of the Groovin The Moo festival tour landed in Hay Park, Bunbury where the likes of The Temper Trap, The Kooks, Tegan and Sara, Midnight Juggernauts, The Amity Affliction, The Bronx and more entertained the huge crowd for the day. Our man Stuart Sevastos was there to bring the highlights of the day.