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

December 7, 2010
The Kooks, Madness, Orbital Take On X Factor With Silent Christmas SingleThe 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.

The musicians came together to support the campaign – dubbed Cage Against The Machine – in London yesterday (December 6).

Producer Paul Epworth oversaw the production during the 'performance', reports BBC News.

The single will be released on Wall of Sound Records on December 13.

All the proceeds from sales will go to five charities - The British Tinnitus Association (BTA), Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, Youth Music and Sound And Music.

'4'33' is currently 8/1 with bookies to take the top spot later this month, while the eventual winner of The X Factor is favourite.

(by Jason Gregory)

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