After three years in hiding, The Kooks have finally released the lead single from their next album, Down.
With pretty much no advertising but changing their Facebook’s profile picture the night before it’s release, the song was featured as Zane Lowe’s hottest record of the year.
Though The Kooks haven’t really been nailed to a genre due to the constant change of members since their second album, Down, is definitely the most interesting sound they’ve offered up.
There is a certain desert rock feel about Down, you could imagine Walter White making love to this song after a long shift at the meth lab.
There is also an undeniable influence of blues there, with a mixture of Lovecats by The Cure.
It would not be The Kooks without some form of obvious indie influence now would it?
Down is free to stream almost exclusively on the band’s own Soundcloud: