The Kooks announce new album ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’

The Kooks press shot Let's Go Sunshine 2018

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After a massive sold out UK arena tour this spring, The Kooks today announce their fifth studio album Let’s Go Sunshine will be released on August 31st via via Lonely Cat / AWAL Recordings. The quartet have also revealed its first to singles No Pressure and All The Time. Listen below.

With the new album, The Kooks return to their roots. Jangly British guitar pop combined with Luke Pritchard’s youthful vocals dominate once again on Let’s Go Sunshine. Lyrically, the 15 track record deals with break-ups, heartache and recovery.

Luke comments on the new album:

…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… It had to be our “Rubber Soul,” “Lola,” “Definitely Maybe.” Proper British lineage.

The band will embark on a US tour on May 21st before returning to Europe to support The Rolling Stones on select European dates. All dates and tickets for these shows can be found below.

The band have also announced they will play handful of small shows in the UK around the album’s release. To get access to tickets for these shows, Let’s Go Sunshine can be pre-ordered via Pledgemusic.

The Kooks Let's Go Sunshine artwork

Let’s Go Sunshine – Tracklisting
  1. Intro
  2. Kids
  3. All The Time
  4. Believe
  5. Fractured and Dazed
  6. Chicken Bone
  7. Four Leaf Clover
  8. Tesco Disco
  9. Honey Bee
  10. Initials For Gainsbourg
  11. Pamela
  12. Picture Frame
  13. Swing Low
  14. Weight of the World
  15. No Pressure

The Kooks – All The Time

The Kooks – No Pressure

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