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The Kooks Announce New Album 'Let's Go Sunshine', Share Two New Tracks

Thursday, 17 May 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Andrew Whitton

The Kooks have announced their fifth album.

'Let's Go Sunshine' is due to arrive on August 31 via Lonely Cat/AWAL Recordings and follow up last year's greatest hits collection. Discussing it, vocalist Luke Pritchard said:

“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.”

Head below to check out two new tracks, No Pressure and All The Time, as well a the album's artwork and tracklist.

'Let's Go Sunshine' tracklist:

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 band have a busy few months ahead, mixing headline dates with festival sets, including appearances at Electric Picnic and Reading and Leeds.

The Kooks Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Mon May 21 2018 - BOSTON Massachusetts - House Of Blues - Boston (USA)
Tue May 22 2018 - NEW YORK New York - Terminal 5 (USA)
Wed May 23 2018 - BROOKLYN New York - Brooklyn Steel (USA)
Fri May 25 2018 - WASHINGTON District of Columbia - Lincoln Theatre (USA)
Sat May 26 2018 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Trocadero (USA)
Tue May 29 2018 - TORONTO Ontario - Danforth Music Hall (Canada)
Wed May 30 2018 - CHICAGO Illinois - Vic Theatre (USA)
Fri June 01 2018 - SEATTLE Washington - Showbox SoDo (USA)
Sat June 02 2018 - PORTLAND Oregon - Roseland Theater (USA)
Mon June 04 2018 - SAN FRANCISCO California - Warfield (USA)
Tue June 05 2018 - SANTA ANA California - Observatory (USA)
Wed June 06 2018 - SAN DIEGO California - Birch North Park Theatre (USA)
Thu June 07 2018 - LOS ANGELES California - Wiltern Theatre (USA)
Wed October 03 2018 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Electric Factory (USA)

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