The Kooks will release their eagerly anticipated new album, Junk of the Heart, on September 12th on Virgin Records, preceded by a debut single of the same name out on the 28th August.
Written by The Kooks, produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Belle & Sebastian), and recorded in The Sound Factory (Los Angeles) and Sarm Studios (London), the band’s third album sees them consolidating their position as a bona fide album band with trademark breeziness and catchy hooks.
Kicking off with a dramatic breakbeat, the opening track builds across acoustic guitar and warm washes of synth before collapsing into a chorus you’ll be singing for days. It shows, that despite the change in their influences, the band still have a firm grasp on how to write killer hooks and pop songs without compare.
“It’s upbeat; an album to play in the sun” explains frontman Luke Pritchard of the forthcoming 12 song collection, “What we really wanted to do was build a proper, full album. Something you can listen to from front to back. We’re an album band and this is a journey you come on with us.”
‘Junk of the Heart’ follows the Kooks’ multi-platinum debut, ‘Inside In/Inside Out’ (2006) which peaked at number two in the UK Album Charts and it’s platinum selling number one follow-up, ‘Konk’ (2008). The Kooks have sold over 2 million records globally.
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