Originally meeting at BIMM Institute Brighton, The Kooks formed in 2004. They’re undoubtedly one of the most recognisable names in indie/pop-rock of the last decade.
The band signed to Virgin Records just three months after forming and broke into the musical mainstream with their debut album, Inside In/Inside Out. The album is certified as 4x platinum in the UK, and its follow-up, 2008’s Konk, went straight into the charts at no.1, while album three, Junk Of The Heart, went Top 10 in 2011.
Their fifth album, Let’s Go Sunshine, was released on 2 September 2018 and peaked at no.9 on the UK Albums Chart.
Their sixth and latest album, 10 Tracks to Echo in the Dark, sees ‘A youthful, fresh spirit’ from the Brighton natives.
They have had an undeniable influence on UK music.