Interview: The Kooks Are Violently Breaking Free Of Their “Boy Band Image”

British indie rockers The Kooks are halfway through their whirlwind tour of Australia, presented by Music Feeds. After wowing crowds in Perth last week, the guys headed east to chat with us before their shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

It’s the first chance Aussie fans have had to see the band perform new material from their latest album, Listen, a collaboration with London-based hip hop producer, Inflo, which was released in September of 2014. We caught up with frontman Luke Pritchard and bassist Pete Denton to talk about the record and what fans can expect on tour.

One of the singles from the disc, Around Town, spawned a music video that saw the band take more creative control and explore their more violent, badass side. “We’ve done a lot of different styles of videos,” says frontman Luke Pritchard. “On the new album we were quite keen to break free of our boy band image and put some violence in there.”

Eager fans can still win a double pass to The Kooks’ Melbourne show via our ticket giveaway — entries close today!

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