September 29, 2022
Ithaca, NY | 49°F


Band echoes ’60s invasion

In their newly released third album, “Junk Of The Heart,” The Kooks deliver a fresh plate of indie rock tracks full of vintage flavor with a hint of romantic desire.

Taking notes from their UK influences, such as The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, The Kooks continue to use vibrant guitar riffs and catchy lyrics to go along with their love-infused rock sound. The Kooks’ rendition of the ’60s British pop movement adds a classic touch to their modern style.

The album begins with “Junk Of The Heart (Happy),” a romantic track with a bright, swoon-worthy chorus sung by the band’s lead vocalist Luke Pritchard. The upbeat track “Eskimo Kiss” is reminiscent of summer with its radiant melodies and light-hearted beat. It’s not hard to see the band’s pop influences shine through as each track spreads the love.

With a sound to satisfy ears and tender hearts alike, rock lovers should bask in The Kooks’ sunny release.

3.5 out of 4 stars