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The Kooks Announce 2015 Australian Tour

Written by Marc Zanotti on September 25, 2014

British indie lads The Kooks are coming back to Australia to play their biggest Australian headlining shows yet, presented by Music Feeds! Starting off in Perth before travelling along the East Coast, The Kooks will be joined by special guests The Griswolds and Welsh band Catfish & The Bottlemen.

No strangers to Australian audiences, The Kooks have played shows all around our fair land, the last stint being with regional festival Groovin The Moo and associated sideshows in 2013. However, Kooks fans might find themselves in for a new experience this time around thanks to their recently released album, Listen.

With their latest record The Kooks have proved themselves to be more than just peddlers of catchy Brit pop-infused rock pop tunes, reinventing themselves as a band without boundaries. As frontman Luke Pritchard explained, Listen is The Kooks unfettered by their past accomplishments.

“To me this album is about pure expression,” said Pritchard. “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.”

The band’s fourth studio LP caught the attention of Music Feeds’ reviewer Elise Cullen who credited The Kooks as sound shifters, successfully morphing from Brit rock to “electric church music”.

“The new album is both expressive and eclectic from start to finish, paying homage to their vast array of influences, Cullen wrote. “And although it’s a little different from what would normally be expected of The Kooks, the band have admirably and skilfully revolutionised their sound.”

Sounds good, right? Tickets for all shows go on sale from 9am (AEST) Friday, 3rd October. Full tour details below.

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The Kooks Australian Tour 2015

Presented by Music Feeds

With special guests Catfish & The Bottlemen and The Griswolds

Saturday, 17th January 2015 – 18+
Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth
Tickets: via Ticket Master | 136 100

Tuesday, 20th January 2015 – ALL AGES
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tickets: via Ticketek | 132 849

Friday, 23rd January 2015 – ALL AGES
Riverstage, Brisbane
Tickets: via Ticket Master | 136 100

Saturday, 24rd January 2015 – ALL AGES
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Tickets: via Ticket Master | 136 100

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