It’s wild to believe that it’s been more than a decade since The Kooks spurted from the Britpop explosion of the early 00’s. In fact, 11 years have passed since the quartet released their debut album Inside In / Outside Out, which spawned hits such as ‘Naïve’ and ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’. And yet, after all this time, they still find themselves as one of the biggest acts on this year’s Falls Festival lineup.
This is because, rather than fading into obscurity with matching velour tracksuits, flip phones and other trends from the first decade of the 21st century, The Kooks have maintained a steady momentum. They have four records under their belts, and to celebrate a decade in the biz, they dropped their greatest hits The Best Of…So Far earlier this year.
The boys from Brighton even found themselves a new wind and legion of fans thanks to the rise of streaming services and social media. Now in their finest form since the debut record, you can expect a hell of a show by the time Falls (as well as the Sydney and Melbourne sideshows) roll around.
Until then, MUSICFEEDS had a chat with lead guitarist Hugh Harris about ten years of kookin’ around, what you can expect from The Kooks’ next record, and why their set at Falls will be “all killer, no filler”.
Read the full interview over at MUSICFEEDS.COM
Catch The Kooks performing live at Falls Festival 2017/2018 and Sydney and Melbourne sideshows.
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