added: 22 Mar 2014 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
The Kooks recently returned with explosive new single 'Down', previewed on Radio 1 as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record.
It's a mission statement from a band that have rediscovered what they loved about making music in the first place.
They now reveal the video to the track which was directed by Davis Silis.
Written by Luke Pritchard and young hip hop pioneer Inflo, 'Down' is like nothing the Kooks have ever done before, with it's looped hooks and crazy percussion. It's got a contagious swagger that bodes well for the band's forthcoming album.
'With this record we didn't do any rehearsing beforehand,' Luke Pritchard says. 'I'd write a song with Inflo or on my own, put it up and we'd all play over it. There was a real freedom to the process.'
'Down' was recorded in London and LA, and will be released digitally and on 7' vinyl thru Virgin/EMI.
After a sensational turn at SXSW playing three packed shows, the band are gearing up for four UK shows this May.
Kicking off in Glasgow on May 6 and taking in Manchester, Birmingham and London's Electric Ballroom on May 8, this run of shows will give fans their first taste of The Kooks new album, new sound and new direction.
The Kooks play:
Tue 6 GLASGOW, ABC - SOLD OUT (venue to be upgraded due to over whelming demand, original ticket still valid)
Wed 7 MANCHESTER, Ritz - SOLD OUT
Thu 8 LONDON, Electric Ballroom - SOLD OUT
Fri 9 BIRMINGHAM, Institute - SOLD OUT (venue to be upgraded due to over whelming demand, original ticket still valid)
The Kooks are: Luke Pritchard - vocals and guitar, guitarist Hugh Harris, bassist Pete Denton and drummer Alexis Nunez.