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The Kooks
The Kooks

Background information
Origin Brighton, England
Genre(s) Indie Rock
Alternative Rock
Years active 2004—present
Label(s) Virgin Records
Website Website
Luke Pritchard
Hugh Harris
Peter Denton
Chris Prendergast
Former members
Max Rafferty
Dan Logan
Paul Garred

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The Kooks are an English indie rock band formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2004. Formed by Luke Pritchard (vocals/guitar), Hugh Harris (lead guitar), Paul Garred (drums), and Max Rafferty (bass guitar), the lineup of the band remained constant until 2008 and the departure of Rafferty. Dan Logan was drafted in as a temporary replacement, until Peter Denton joined the band on a permanent basis in October 2008. Early in 2010 Luke Pritchard announced the departure of drummer Paul Garred on BBC Radio 1. Paul Garred believed to have left through an old injury got worse. The band still keep in contact with Paul.

Konk (2008) Inside In Inside Out (2006)

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White Lies, Interpol, The Kooks For Coke Live Music Festival 2011

April 11, 2011
White Lies, Interpol and The Kooks are among the acts that have been announced for this year's Coke Live Music festival in Poland. You Me At Six will also perform at the event, which takes place at the Aviation Museum Ground in Krakow, Poland on August 19-20.   Read more 

The Kooks To Preview New Album On May UK Tour

April 7, 2011
The Kooks are to celebrate completing work on their new album by heading out on a special UK tour in May. The band will perform at venues in towns and cities selected by their fans. You can nominate your preference at  Read more 

The Kooks Reveal Beck Influence On New Album

December 7, 2010
The Kooks have revealed they have taken influnence from Beck on forthcoming album. The follow-up to 2008's 'Konk' is set for release next year and is said to showcase a new sound for the band.  Read more 

The Kooks, Madness, Orbital Take On X Factor With Silent Christmas Single

December 7, 2010
The Kooks, Suggs of Madness and Orbital have recorded a silent song in an attempt to prevent the X Factor from dominating this year's Christmas chart. The track, a new version of John Cage's '4,33', also features Pendulum, Guillemots frontman Fyfe Dangerfield and Unkle's James Lavelle.  Read more 

Pete Doherty, The Kooks Join Silent Charity Christmas Single

December 2, 2010
Pete Doherty and The Kooks are among the artists who have joined a campaign to get a song featuring nothing but silence to Christmas number one. The campaign, dubbed Cage Against The Machine, aims to get John Cages’'s '4'33' to the top of the festive chart.  Read more 

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