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Frontman Luke Pritchard discusses his band's change in musical direction

The Kooks: 'People are bored of guitar bands. We were bored of ourselves'

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The Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard has said that the band grew "bored" of the music they were making prior to new album 'Listen'.

The band will release their new LP on September 1. Produced by frontman Luke Pritchard and hip-hop producer Inflo, it features the recent singles 'Down' and 'Around Town'.

Speaking about the hip-hop and soul influences on the record, Pritchard told Gigwise: "We were bored of ourselves. People are a bit bored of guitar bands, but at the end of the day, it's only the feeling behind it, and music needs that to work. Any genre works, as long as there is feeling behind it. I am inspired by the songs, and that's why it feels good."

These comments follow a similar statement from Pritchard recently in which he said that 'Listen' is so different to their old material that they could have renamed the band.

The Kooks recently unveiled new song 'Forgive & Forget'. Click below to listen.



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