The Kooks start work on their second album

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Luke Pritchard says he's got 'tons of new tunes'

The Kooks have returned to their studio in Brighton to record their second album.

Frontman Luke Pritchard insists the band have “tons of new tunes” for the follow-up to their 2006 debut ‘Inside In/Inside Out’, and that they have nothing to live up to as they prepare to work with producer Tony Hoffer for a second time.

“I don’t feel any pressure, we’ve never been looking for a formula to exploit, but we write pop songs, so there’s no reason why we can’t keep being successful,” he said. “To be honest I don’t give a fuck how the next record does because I never expected any of this – well, I do give a fuck, but it isn’t what my focus is. I feel that we’ve earnt the right to make the next few records that we want to do.”

Behind Arctic Monkeys‘ album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’, The Kooks scored the second most successful debut of 2006.

Pritchard believes that returning to their hometown will make it easier for the band to make another record.

He added: “We want to be in Brighton, where there’s no pressure whatsoever. We’ll hang out with our friends, have some beers and get back to writing songs and not thinking about the big picture.”