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The Kooks unveil 'Around Town' video 

added: 12 May 2014 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk 

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The Kooks have unveiled the video to their new single, Around Town.

Inspired by directors Luke Besson and Quentin Tarantino, Luke Pritchard of the band explains the creative approach they took when making the video: 'We decided rather than simply put a video to music we would do something more cinematic. It was very much a collaboration with director Ryan Hope. We wanted to evoke the directors Besson and Tarantino while also exploring themes of Karma and the poem 'If'.

The video stars Christopher Fairbank (The Fifth Element, Alien 3, Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides) and Pom Klementieff (Oldboy, Loup, Delicacy) and is directed by Ryan Hope (videos for 2 Chainz ft. Pharrell, London Grammer, Bombay Bicycle Club).

The Kooks release their eagerly anticipated new album 'Listen' on September 1st on Virgin/EMI. Produced by Luke Pritchard and young hip hop pioneer Inflo it showcases a new direction and sound for the multi platinum selling UK act.
The Kooks have already laid down the gauntlet with swaggering first taster 'Down', and now look set to go one further with second single

'Around Town' released June 23rd. It is another shift away from classic Kooks into unchartered territory and was the first track written for the forthcoming album.

'To me,' Luke says, 'this album is about pure expression. Even the way we made the album felt fresh. Rather than us just being a band in a room, playing our guitars with the vocal over the top, which is what we'd always done before, we were really listening to what was going on around us, picking up ideas. The whole thing was much more natural.'

'Listen' is made up of 11 tracks (the Deluxe has 15) with highlights including, the street smart garage rock of 'Bad Habit', the powerful and haunting 'See Me Now' and the incandescent joy of 'Are We Electric'.

The Kooks set the tone for the year ahead with some explosive live performances at South By Southwest and have just been announced to play both Ibiza Rocks and Reading/Leeds.



They also recently stepped out only last week playing four UK shows including one at London's Electric Ballroom.

Full track listing of 'Listen' is:
1 Around Town
2 Forgive & Forget
3 Westside
4 See Me Now
5 It Was London
6 Bad Habit
7 Down
8 Dreams
9 Are We Electric
10 Sunrise
11 Sweet Emotion

Track listing of Deluxe Edition of 'Listen' is:
1 Around Town
2 Forgive & Forget
3 Westside
4 See Me Now
5 It Was London
6 Bad Habit
7 Down
8 Dreams
9 Are We Electric
10 Sunrise
11 Sweet Emotion
12 Murderer
13 Icons
14 Keep Your Head Up
15 Backstabber
16 Down [Music Video]

www.thekooks.com

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