Brighton, UK indie rockers The Kooks have announced the release of their fifth full-length album titled 'Let's Go Sunshine'.
The follow-up to 2014’s Listen and last year’s The Best Of…So Far, and it’s due on 31 August via Virgin/EMI. Pre-order your copy here
According to the press release, the record is a bold longplayer that distills their timeless sound into its purest form while pushing it forward into a more expansive and mature space. It’s as moving, energising and timelessly melodic record and incisive in its portrait of modern British urban life.
The heart and soul of the record lies in its hymns of lost innocence, fading relationships and the process of break-up and recovery. It’s the sound of an ambitious, confident band stepping out and making a statement with their definitive album.
‘Let’s Go Sunshine’ sees the band cement their status as true bastions of British guitar pop and take their rightful place at the top table next to the celebrated bands that influenced them in their infancy, over a decade ago.
Check out the tracklist and listen to their two new songs "All The Time" and "No Pressure", below.
03. All The Time
05. Fractured and Dazed
06. Chicken Bone
07. Four Leaf Clover
08. Tesco Disco
09. Honey Bee
10. Initials For Gainsbourg
12. Picture Frame
13. Swing Low
14. Weight of the World
15. No Pressure
Manchester legends James have announced the release of their 15th studio album titled 'Living In Extraordinary Times'.
The follow-up to their recent EP Better Than That and 2016's album Girl at the End of the World, will be out on 3rd August, and was produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and Benedict Giles.
According to the press release, the record delivers the same vigour and urgency and its predecessors, a fusion of social commentary and personal reflection, covering everything from the current political climate in America in frustration-charged ‘Hank’, to lonesome Father’s Day in heartfelt ‘Coming Home (Pt. 2)’, the latter of which also features keyboard from long-time collaborator Brian Eno.
Pre-order your copy here, check out the tracklist and listen to their their new single "Hank" below.
02. Coming Home (Pt.2)
05. Many Faces
06. How Hard The Day
07. Extraordinary Times
08. Picture Of This Place
09. Hope To Sleep
10. Better Than That
12. What's It All About.