The Kooks track “Down” was premiered last month as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record, and it’s a mission statement from a band that have rediscovered what they loved about making music in the first place. The track has already received acclaim, with NME calling it “R&B inspired” and The Music Ninja noting that “Down” sounds unlike anything The Kooks have ever released. With its funky beats and infectious vocals, the new single from The Kooks is a borderline R&B, certainly groovy track.” Indie Shuffle praised the song as “wonderfully funky and upbeat… a sound slightly reminiscent of music created by The Rapture.”
“Down” is one of four new songs included on the band’s new EP, out now. The other three songs on the Down EP (“Hooray For Henry,” “Hold On,” and “Melody Maker”) are exclusive to the EP, while title-track “Down” will be included on the band’s forthcoming new album “Listen” out September 2nd via Astralwerks.
Watch the “Down” video here and listen to the brand new track “Around Town” that was released last week here.
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