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The Kooks

Arriving a good decade after the peak of Brit-pop, the new millennial rockers the Kooks revived that knowing, catchy clatter in the mid-2000s. Their debut Inside In/Inside Out appeared in 2006, the same year as the Arctic Monkeys' debut -- the two bands may have been mild rivals but their near simultaneous debuts did represent the birth of a new generation of British guitar bands, one as indebted to the Strokes as they were to classic rock -- and it was a major hit in their native U.K., peaking at number two on its way toward quadruple platinum. Success came easy but it was slightly hard to maintain. Konk, their 2008 sophomore album, entered the U.K. charts at number one but slid down rather quickly, and 2011's Junk of the Heart didn't revive their fortunes, but the quartet stuck to it, re-emerging in 2014 with Listen, a record that found them broadening their sound to encompass soul, dance, and new wave while retaining a love of the classic British pop/rock that was at their foundation since their inception.

That inception happened in 2004, when vocalist/guitarist Luke Pritchard, guitarist Hugh Harris, bassist Max Rafferty, and drummer Paul Garred formed at Brighton Music College. Realizing they shared similar tastes, they took their name from a song on David Bowie's Hunky Dory and recorded a demo tape that, along with a handful of gigs, soon gathered interest from several record labels. Four months after their formation, the group signed with Virgin Records. They recorded their debut, Inside In/Inside Out, in 2005 -- two singles, "Eddie's Gun" and "Sofa Song," appeared over the course of the year -- and it was released in January 2006. Debuting at nine on the U.K. charts, it climbed its way to two as "You Don't Love Me" reached 12, while "Naïve" and "She Moves in Her Own Way" cracked the U.K. Top 10. All these hits helped Inside In/Inside Out achieve quadruple-platinum status in the U.K. but the album didn't see attract much notice in America once it was released in October of that year; however, it did well in Australia, earning a platinum certification.

As the Kooks began prepping their second album in early 2008, bassist Rafferty was fired; his temporary replacement was Dan Logan, who previously played with Cat the Dog. Konk, named after the studio where it was recorded (a studio owned by the Kinks' Ray Davies), appeared amidst this turmoil in April 2008. It debuted at number one on the U.K. charts -- and peaked at 41 in the U.S. -- but ultimately it didn't perform as well as the debut, with just the lead single "Always Where I Need to Be" reaching the Top 10; it would eventually be certified gold in the U.K.. By the end of the year, Peter Denton joined as bassist. During the recording of their third album in 2009, drummer Garred departed; the band cycled through replacements in the studio and stage before settling on Alexis Nunez. Garred finished up sessions for their third album, Junk of the Heart, which also saw the band reuniting with their original producer, Tony Hoffer. Junk of the Heart saw the Kooks smooth up their sound but it didn't pay off commercially; it debuted at 10 on the British charts but generated no hit singles. Conscious that it was time for a change of pace, the band hired London hip-hop producer Inflo to helm 2014's Listen, which also was their first to feature Nunez on drums. The resulting record bore a stronger dance, soul, and electronic influence without jettisoning pop. It was released internationally in September 2014, debuting at 16 on the UK charts and 85 in the US. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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1. Kiss your left hand
2. Say your crushes name
3. Close your hand
4. Pick a school day
5. Say your name
6. Post this on 15 different songs and the day you said your crush will ask you out
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Amazing band(: ❤❤❤ Very rad music!
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Just don't let me down...
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Literally one of the best and one of my most favorite bands! looking forward to going to one of their concerts very soon
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omg actually ive never heard of these guys before but i love them already!
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Thank you Always Where I Need To Be for coming onto my Twenty One Pilots pandora list. I'm a happy pilot at the moment. c: good band.
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I quite like these guys..
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Do not read!!!! Is confused by this...don't read this cause it actually works you will be kissed but the love of your life on the nearest Friday . Tomorrow will be the best day of your life however if you don't post this in 143 min you will die in 2 days now you started reading this don't stop this is so scary put this on 5 songs when your done press f6 then you crushes name will appear in caps.
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Ive never heard them before, but I'm definitely glad I have now. Love it.
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well I know who brad simpson's inspiration is.
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Never where I need to be, always somewhere better. :)
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Very chill song. :) Good band
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They do have a fifa song... Around town
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Don't they have a fifa song this year?
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crzycandygir l
Hi guys! If you like the kooks check out my page! I have over a thousand likes :)
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Guys this song is the stormy weather you know what i mean ;-)
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Love this song !
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Outstanding
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soo good
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emelyesparza
I can't wait to see them live ��
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I wanna see them so baaad
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Great song.. Amazing band
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This song reminds me of my best friend, I love you but you're treating me like a real as s hole.
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from 17 again with zach efron in it(:
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i hate it i hate this song!!!!
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I've been listening to You Don't Love Me soooooo much!
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I want to go to the seaside....
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Babe, do you love me still? Cause I miss you :(
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Just discovered The Kooks and i love them ^.^
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I love Arctic Monkeys, the Strokes, the Libertines and all, but I just don't seem to enjoy the Kooks as much, they are pretty good, but it's just that they aren't that special and outstanding.
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Wow *0*
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I would normally try to say something funny here, but they're too amazing to pick something funny
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Wha Wha
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You're so naive <3
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I'm just discovering the Kooks and I'm really loving the kooks lately. They're uplifting yet sometimes sing in minor keys. The punk influences and rock roots are awesome.
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I love the accent in this song cx
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Happy birthday Luke!!:D
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Describes my girlfriend so well..
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Loved first two albums, they changed their sound too much with their third, now it's too pop-y and has lost it's rock roots and punk influences. Miss that stuff.
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ethan0258
I don't care about mainstream music. NOT AT ALL. I'd rather listen to 80's or 70's music than most modern stuff and I'm not even that old! GO THE KOOKS! ROCK ON!
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If you believe in this bullshit below. You REALLY need to evaluate your life!!!!
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at latest 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
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1)kiss your left hand.
2)say your crushes name .
3)say the day of the week.
4)say your name .
5)close your hand .
6)post this on 51 other songs.
7)your crush will ask you out.
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henniepennie
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 day. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
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great sound
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My grl has turned me on to bands like this!!!!! Now I can't even listen to mainstream music!!!!!!! !
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Follow ME !!
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DO NOT READ!!!I is confused by this but...Don't read this cause it actually works you will be kissed but the love of your life on the nearest Friday. Tomorrow will be the best day of ur life however if you don't post this in 143 minutes, you will die in 2 days now you started reading this don't stop this is so scary put this on five songs when ur done press f6 then your crushes name will appear in caps.
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Hey guys ITS FOX :) I've made a account and I'd like to start some follows! So if u follow me i follow back
#FollowBack
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