It’s been over a decade that their debut album „Inside In/Inside Out“ won quintuple platinum and The Kooks slowly climbed the indie pop/rock throne.
But since then they not only have celebrated success but also suffered backlashes – always returning even more focussed and hungry! Not many bands manage to stay together for more than 10 years. But really good friends do! So here they are – The Kooks are back!
After their announcement of the „Best of“ tour in the UK The Kooks have announced the release of their career-spanning compilation album on May 19th 2017. It will be a collection of their greatest hits „The Best of …So Far“, available as of May 19th 2017 (pre-order now!). The album will include not only classics and favourites such as „Forgive & Forget“, „Naive“, “Bad Habit“ and “She Moves In Her Own Way“ but also two brand new tracks „Be Who You Are“ and „Broken Vow“.
Frontman Luke Pritchard says about the album work „It’s been the greatest pleasure to work, travel, fight, hate and love the best and most talented people I’ve met in my life. It’s the greatest job in the world and we don’t intend to stop any time soon.“ The band have already shared the song „Be Who You Are“ and announced „It sounds very much like old school Kooks, it’s written in that vein – it’s an upbeat down rock ’n’ roll tune, and it’s got a guitar solo! It’s a fun tune! The lyrics are all self-reflective and about me at that time. I thought it would be good to go with all the other songs, so it’s a nice reflective moment.”
The band are currently preparing for a massive UK tour that begins later this month. And they will also come to Germany! Go and check them out at the following venues:
18.05.2017 Berlin, Columbiahalle
19.05.2017 Wiesbaden, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V.
20.05.2017 München, Tonhalle
21.05.2017 Stuttgart-Wangen, LKA-Longhorn
23.05.2017 Hamburg, Sporthalle
25.05.2017 Köln, Palladium
Album: The Best Of … So Far
Label: Virgin (Universal Music)
Release: May 19th, 2017
2. Always Where I Need To Be
3. Junk Of The Heart (Happy)
4. Bad Habit
5. She Moves In Her Own Way
6. Shine On
9. Sofa Song
10. Is It Me
11. You Don’t Love Me
12. Forgive & Forget
13. Ooh La
15. Eddie’s Gun
17. Be Who You Are – Alternative Intro
18. Broken Vow
19. Naïve (The Him 2017 Remix) (Digital only)
„Best Of…So Far“ is available to pre-order now: