The Kooks have just released their debut single â€œJunk Of The Heartâ€ today, July 12th which will be followed by their brand new album of the same name on September 13th on Astralwerks/Capitol Records. The track was just premiered by NYLON.
Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Belle & Sebastian), and recorded in The Sound Factory (Los Angeles) and Sarm Studios (London), the bandâ€™s third album sees them consolidating their position as a bona fide album band with trademark breeziness and catchy hooks.
Kicking off with a dramatic breakbeat, the first single â€œJunk Of The Heartâ€ builds across acoustic guitar and warm washes of synth before collapsing into a chorus youâ€™ll be singing for days. It shows, that despite the change in their influences, the band still have a firm grasp on how to write killer hooks and pop songs without compare.
After selling out three triumphant live US shows two weeks ago, The Kooks proved to American audiences that they have lost none of their exuberance and proceeded to captivate each and every audience member accordingly as they shared many new tracks from their forthcoming album. â€œTheir store of well-crafted pop songs seems limitless, given the fact that their newest, â€œJunk Of The Heartâ€, â€œIs It Me,â€ and â€œHowâ€™d You Like Thatâ€ sounded bigger than the surefire hitsâ€ proclaimed The Sentimentalist.
â€œItâ€™s upbeat; an album to play in the sunâ€ explains frontman Luke Pritchard of the forthcoming 12 song collection, â€œWhat we really wanted to do was build a proper, full album. Something you can listen to from front to back. Weâ€™re an album band and this is a journey you come on with us.â€
Junk of the Heart follows the Kooksâ€™ multi-platinum debut, Inside In/Inside Out (2006) which peaked at number two in the UK Album Charts and its platinum selling UK number one follow-up, Konk (2008). The Kooks have sold over 2 million records globally.