premiere: the knocks

perk up your monday with their brand-new single!

by liza darwin

It might be Monday, but leave it to The Kooks to make the start of our week a little- no, a lot- more fun. It's been three years since their last LP Konk, but now the English quartet is back in action with a brand-new song.

"Junk of the Heart (Happy)" is the title track off their third studio album, out in September. But because we're impatient (seriously, who wants to wait?), we've got a sneak preview of the song right here.

With snappy melodies, singalong lyrics, and a shiny, polished finish, the upbeat single is the perfect lead-in to the Kooks' latest effort- which, according to the band, is "an album to play in the sun." And who's going to argue with that?!

Stream "Junk of the Heart (Happy)" below!

Listen to more of The Kooks here.