‘Truly honest songwriting craftsmanship and funkadelic rhythms.’ That’s how The Kooks were presented to the world during the Eurosonic talent festival in Groningen in 2006. The lads from Brighton took their name from a David Bowie song on the album Hunky Dory (1971). They draw inspiration from Blur, The Kinks and The Police. After a few singles (Naïve, She Moves In Her Own Way) The Kooks were already infinitely huge. Their debut album Inside In/Inside out (2006) was in the Ultratop for more than a year and fell just short of the top 100 of all time. They were in the Rock Werchter line-up three years in a row: in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The teenage idols became a permanent feature within Britpop. Last year they celebrated their tenth anniversary with The best of… So far, a summary which is also a relaunch. It includes two new songs that are very promising for the future. A new album is in the making.