The Kooks announce intimate shows

Bexhill-on-Sea beckons for Brighton-born band The Kooks, who will be performing at the De La Warr Pavilion, 10th September, as part of a short UK tour in support of their forthcoming new album, Let’s Go Sunshine, which comes out 31st August.

Discussing the process behind creating the album, lead singer Luke Pritchard says, “This one was about defining who we are. We were asking the questions. It was a fractured start. We went into the studio in 2015, continuing down the path we set out on our last studio album Listen and discovered it wasn’t what we wanted to make and wasn’t really The Kooks.

“So we scrapped it and started again. I really went on a mission to write the best songs I’d ever written before bringing them to the band. I stewed over every word. It had to be our Rubber Soul, ‘Lola’, Definitely Maybe. Proper British lineage. I came from a dark place at the start, had a lotta heartbreak, and then falling in love in the middle of the album…the lyrics reflect that. From ‘Fractured And Dazed’ to ‘No Pressure’, it’s gotta be our most exciting album, and it should get you dancing.”