Luke Pritchard (vocals/guitar), Hugh Harris (guitar), Max Rafferty (bass), and Paul Garred (drums) generate the rubbishy garage rock sounds of the Kooks. Obviously named for the song on David Bowie's Hunky Dory, the Kooks met while attending Brighton Music College in the mid-2000s. Each shared a liking for the Police, the Strokes, the Everly Brothers, and Funkadelic, thus forming the sweet and precocious sounds of the Kooks in 2005. Before the year's end, the British foursome was releasing singles for Virgin UK. "Eddie's Gun" and "Sofa Song" did moderately well on the U.K.
singles chart; however, the romantic playfulness of "You Don't Love Me" eventually gave the band its first ever Top 20 hit. The Kooks' debut full-length, Inside In/Inside Out, arrived in January 2006. The band's fifth single, "Naive," landed at number five by spring. Hot on the heels of their international success, the Kooks made their American performance debut at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, TX, in March. The U.S. version of Inside In/Inside Out arrived on Astralwerks in October 2006.
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jforce wrote on 29th Oct 2007, 8:36h:
I agree with you wholeheartedly, Daniah! "Naive" is one of my favorite songs. I also love their song "Seaside" which is on the Inside In/Inside Out album.
Guest wrote on 28th Oct 2007, 20:38h:
The Kooks' version of "Naive" is by far the best, I'd say, yeah. (:
I love this type of British indie/rock/pop music. The Kooks, I must say, are one of the best bands in this genre.
As my former profile said; these guys always cheer me up. They
- Must own Inside In/Inside Out xP
melanieb wrote on 6th Jul 2007, 15:38h:
Lily Allen has allso done a version of "Naive".. She do it great but i like Kooks better
parrotsie wrote on 20th Jan 2007, 18:36h:
these guys can always cheer me up ;)
Guest wrote on 31st Oct 2006, 15:25h:
i love there latest song "ooh lah" its really cheery n has a well catchy tune!!!