The Kooks thrill Club NME Los Angeles

Brighton band feel the buzz on the West Coast

The Kooks played a sold-out show at Club NME: Los Angeles tonight (October 25).

Performing at the US leg of the indie night at Spaceland in the city’s Silverlake district, the band used the sold out show to showcase their debut album ’Inside In/Inside Out’, which was released in America earlier this month (October 3).

With the show selling out over a month ago, some music fans still queued on the night in the hope of squeezing into the audience. Meanwhile, those who made it inside gave the group a warm welcome.

Despite the venue being smaller than what the band have been used to on their recent UK tour, The Kooks told NME.COM they enjoyed getting back to the intimacy of their early days.

“It’s really nice to be playing the small intimate venues over here,” said singer Luke Pritchard. “It feels like we’re starting out again, we really have to work to earn the crowd and then seeing their reaction is amazing.”

The Kooks played:


‘See The World’


‘Eddie’s Gun’

‘Ooh La’

‘Time Awaits’

‘She Moves In Her Own Way’

‘If Only’


‘Always Where I Need To Be’

‘Sofa Song’

‘You Don’t Love Me’

‘Pull Me In’

For the full story of the band’s experience at Club NME: LA check out next week’s issue of NME, on newsstands in the UK from November 1.

For more information on Club NMEs around the world and the bands set to play near you, go to NME.COM/clubnme.

The Kooks meanwhile conclude their US tour with the following dates:

San Francisco Popscene @ 300 Ritch (October 26)

New York North Six (28)