Time for some upbeat British indie pop from The Kooks! We haven’t heard from these fellas in three years, when they released their second album Konk. They are most famous for getting into a heated rivalry with the Arctic Monkeys, who sound very similar to them. The feud started in 2008 when Luke Pritchard, lead vocalist and pianist for The Kooks, kicked the lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner, in the face whilst onstage. Pritchard claims Turner had been trying to disrupt his performance.
“I had to kick Alex in the face after he tried to pull the leads out of my guitar pedals while we were on stage. I saw them recently in a studio and tried to patch things up. I asked Alex if he wanted to have a bit of a jam in the studio, but he just turned his back and walked away.
I really wish there was video of that infamous kick. Their third album, Junk Of The Heart comes out September 12th via Virgin Records. Peek the cool video below and hit the jump for the melodic pop download rip from Zane Lowe’s show.