Saturday, March 1, 2008

British Invasion: The Kooks New Album "Konk" Release April 2008

There are some great young bands coming out of the UK at the moment, proving that the UK has still not completely succumbed to "r 'n' b"and all the crap that comes out of the US

One of the big test for UK bands, however, is to survive the NME hype, where every band is the next best thing and so many sound exactly the same

Some of my favourite bands that have survived are the Wombats, Reverend and the Makers, Jack Panate and my favourite, the Kooks.
Their name is actually taken from a David Bowie track of the same name, off 1971’s Hunky Dory.
Bowie is certainly not their main influence, however, ("We're musical whores!").

They site the Stones, Dylan and Chris de Burgh (what the ?) as their influences and definitely capture the catchy side of 90’s Britpop in their music.

They won best new act in 2006’s Q Awards, supported the Stones on their Bigger Bang Tour and played at Glastonbury in 2007.

Their second album, Konk, will be released on April 14, 2008: Their first, Inside In/Inside Out sold 2 million.

Konk is named after Ray Davies’s (The Kinks) studio in North London where the album was recorded .

Tracks: 'Mr. Maker', 'Do You Wanna ', 'Sway', 'See The Sun', 'Disappear', 'Lonely Cat', 'Shine On', 'Stormy Weather', Always Where I Need' and 'Hard To Bear'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i absolutely LOVE the kooks. i hope they get everything they've ever dreamed of.