The Kooks:: Konk

The Kooks’ Konk was recorded over a six week period at the end of 2007 in Ray Davies’ Konk Studios in north London, with an additional week spent refining things at Los Angeles’ Sound Factory. Konk is twelve songs of some of the catchiest pop/rock to come out this year, done in high fashion and full color by the Brighton band. Well written to the point where none of it sounds like filler, the standouts include the dance rock of strutting number, “Do You Wanna,” which addresses something most of us can understand. While crunchy guitars fill the space of this fully animated set well, the band mix it up with the more straight forward pop of “Mr. Maker,” and the hippie vibed “Love It All,” bring to mind bands like Gomez. Having said all that, the album peaks out in my mind on Konk’s real genuine rocker, “Sway,” decorated by some blissfully frayed overdriven guitar.

video:
Always Where I Need To Be

Mr. Maker (LA 2/7/2008)

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