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The Kooks take on alternative influences
The Kooks' new album is influenced by Beck and film director David Lynch.
The British indie rockers have been watching and listening to the works of the alternative US musician and avant-garde filmmaker in a bid to move away from the shiny guitar pop they are famous for, and have employed more "eerie" synthesisers for their third album.
Singer Luke Pritchard told radio station Xfm: "Personally I've always had a real thing of keeping it really organic but this album we're quite Beck influenced in a way, using loops - live drum takes but looping it - and I've got quite obsessed with this David Lynch-y eerie synthesiser thing."
Luke - who is joined in the band by Hugh Harris, Peter Denton and Chris Prendergast - also said it has taken the 'Always Where I Need to Be' rockers a while to settle on the sound of the record, which is due next summer, leading to them re-recording the songs for it a number of times.
He added: "It's changed a few times. We've been in the studio many different time and gone backwards and forwards.
"It's quite different it's still going to be the same kind of roots but we've been getting involved with using different instrumentation and things like that but it's still going to be Kooks."Posted on 8 Dec 2010 06:30 to category : Music News
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