The Start of Something Big
Britain’s Kooks have released their anticipated follow-up to Inside In/Inside Out, Konk. Released right to the top of the charts in the U.K., it deserves to do the same in the U.S. The four heartthrobs in the band have produced a bold, energetic and innovative indie-pop sound.Konk represents everything that a British alternative rock band should sound like. Their appearance is super-polished and sexy, and Luke Pritchard’s whiny, raspy vocals keep on intriguing. The album never loses any excitement and continues full steam ahead to the very last minute.
Songs like â€šÃ„ÃºAlways Where I Need to Be,â€šÃ„Ã¹ â€šÃ„ÃºStormy Weatherâ€šÃ„Ã¹ and â€šÃ„ÃºShine Onâ€šÃ„Ã¹ stand out the most. The simple but catchy tunes and lyrics make for perfect theme songs to summer teen sitcoms. A more sensual side to the album is found in â€šÃ„ÃºThe Gapâ€šÃ„Ã¹ and â€šÃ„ÃºDo You Wannaâ€šÃ„Ã¹â€šÃ„Ã®lyrics such as â€šÃ„ÃºDo you wanna make love to me, I know you wannaâ€šÃ„Ã¹ seem perfect for a smoky dance party.
Konk is an energized, fresh album with strong guitar and fun bell chimes trickling through each song. The Kooks donâ€šÃ„Ã´t embellish their lyrics with subliminal messages or heartache and leave it up to the sound to define the feeling of the album. The astounding talent coming from these mods has started to pave a long path to their popularity. Plan on hearing this album played by a good DJ to posh people.