The Kooks Biography
The Kooks currently encloses the members Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Peter Denton, and Alexis Nuñez. Max Rafferty is their ex-bassist and Paul Garred the former drummer.
The original lineup consisted of Garred, Pritchard, Harris and Rafferty. Pritchard came with the idea of forming the band. They dressed the part and named their band after a David Bowie song. After recording a demo, The Kooks signed with Virgin Records.
The band went on a tour and when they came back, they issued the album Inside In/Inside Out (2005). They achieved chart success with singles like “Naive” and “She Moves In Her Own Way”, while the album peaked at number two. Arctic Monkeys released the album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not on the same day with The Kooks’ album.
Konk came out in 2008. It went straight to number one on the UK Albums chart and sold over 60,000 copies in its first week. Konk was the first album for Peter Denton, their new bassist.
Finding peace and inspiration while running away in the countryside for a few weeks, The Kooks started work for their next album. They issued Junk of the Heart in 2011. After performing sessions at Abbey Road and Live Lounge, drummer Paul Garred quit the band due to health problems. He was replaced by Alexis Nuñez.
The 2014 album titled Listen received mixed reviews. It didn’t sell very well and it also followed by a remixed version called Hello, What’s Your Name?. The Kooks announced in 2016 that they will tour in the spring of the next year. Their upcoming album is called The Best of…So Far. They teased it with the single “Be Who You Are.”
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