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The Kooks and The Wombats lead latest All Points East 2020 line-up announcement

The Kooks / The Wombats
The bands will play at the London festival on May 30

These are the UK’s most streamed songs by each year – and some may surprise you

The UK's most streamed songs from the year they were released have been revealed, and the figures yield some surprising results. Published by the BPI, the list looks at the 90billion songs that were streamed in 2018 by the year that they were released. See below for the most popular year-by-year of the songs streamed in 2018. Nickelback, Foster The People,...

Elbow, Kylie Minogue, The National, The Wombats and more to play Manchester’s huge Sounds of the City gigs

Sounds of the city
Organisers behind Manchester's Sounds of the City have announced the headliners for their run of 2019 shows, which will take place at the city's 8,000 capacity Castlefield Bowl. The new batch of gigs will begin with The Wombats on July 6, followed by a set from Greater Manchester's own Elbow on July 9. The Big Read: The National – ‘Sex, death and...

The Kooks to headline Community Festival 2019 – Blossoms and more acts announced

The Kooks have been announced as the headline act at Community Festival 2019. The one-day festival returns to Finsbury Park, London on June 30 with Blossoms, The Amazons, Kate Nash, Gerry Cinnamon and The Night Café also on the bill. Community Festival prides itself on giving a platform to new acts and British guitar bands. A press release states that the...

The Kooks – ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’ review

As British indie bands such as Pale Waves, Shame and Wolf Alice continue to fight tooth and nail to rightfully claw their way up Reading & Leeds Festival lineups, they must be relieved to see who has managed to not just cling onto high billing, but received continued affection. The Kooks, The Wombats and Courteeners all bagged Main Stage placings last...

The Kooks’ Luke Pritchard likens band’s ‘playful’ new LP to their debut, recalls getting ‘booted off’ stage at first Reading & Leeds

The Kooks at Reading 2018
The Kooks' frontman Luke Pritchard has discussed the band's "experimental" and "playful" new album, while recalling the time he got "booted off" stage at their first-ever Reading & Leeds. Check out our video interview above. Read More: How The Kooks, The Wombats and Scouting For Girls survived the indie landfill The Brighton four-piece performed at Reading Festival on Friday evening (August...

How The Kooks, The Wombats and Scouting For Girls survived the indie landfill

The Kooks
When The Kooks played Reading & Leeds Festival in 2014, they caused a stampede akin to the The Lion King’s charging wildebeest sequence. Stumbling and racing their way into an overspilling NME/Radio 1 Stage, and almost drowning out vocalist Luke Pritchard during ‘Naïve’, their crowd was easily one of the wildest of the entire festival. Witnessing the whole thing unfold as...

The Kooks return with two new tracks

The Kooks have returned with two new tracks, and news of a forthcoming album. 'No Pressure' and 'All The Time' are the first tasters of the band's fifth record 'Let's Go Sunshine', a release which frontman Luke Pritchard calls "our most exciting album" yet. It's due for release on August 31. https://youtu.be/iPBzeFq3KyA The band first hit the studio in 2015, picking up where...

How to write songs for Rihanna and The Kooks, and make it big on your own – by LP

Rihanna, LP and The Kooks' Luke Pritchard
Having written for the likes of Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Rita Ora, The Kooks, Spoon and many more as well as carving out a career as a multi-platinum-selling solo artist, LP has spoken out about what it takes to make it as a songwriter for others and an artist on your own terms. Over the years, LP (real name Laura Pergolizzi)...