Artist of the Week: The Kooks

A self-described “pop” band, their music is primarily influenced by the 1960s British Invasion movement and post-punk revival of the new millennium. With songs described as “catchy as hell”, The Kooks have experimented in several genres including rock, Britpop, pop, reggae, and ska, at times being described as “a less severe Arctic Monkeys”.


“Love It All” is a featured track on “Konk” which is the second album by English indie rock band The Kooks, released on 14 April 2008 on Virgin Records. Produced by Tony Hoffer, the album is named after the London studio where it was recorded, which is the property of Ray Davies.

Portraying a definitively British Indie look; The Kooks.

“Mr. Maker” was heard on the Grownups episode “Winks”, “Do You Wanna” was featured on The CW’s Gossip Girl, while “Love It All” was featured on the Chuck episode “Chuck Versus the Seduction”. “Always Where I Need to Be”, “See the Sun”, “Love It All”, “Shine On” and “Mr. Maker” have all been featured in the fourth series of the BBC 1 drama Waterloo Road. “Shine On” has been used on a variety of commercials as well.