listening party: the kooks

how to find your next brit rock obsession.

Attention:  everybody who's been nursing a Brit rock-shaped hole in your heart. You don't have to! First of all, The Kooks, one of our favorite happy-go-lucky groups from across the pond, just dropped a new single and announced  they're releasing a brand new album, Listen, this September.

Obviously this gives us an instant reason to revisit Inside In/Inside Out while staring at photos of Luke Pritchard, but after that's done? There's no better time than now to check out all of the other indie rock bands out there that share similar qualities to The Kooks: male-fronted, guitar-driven, and hopscotching the line between chill-out listening and dance party. A winning combination to kickstart your weekend, if you ask us.