The Kooks is an English indie rock band formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2001. Formed by Luke Pritchard (vocals/guitar), Hugh Harris (lead guitar), Paul Garred (drums), and Max Rafferty (bass guitar), the lineup of the band remained constant until 2008 and the departure of Rafferty. Dan Logan was drafted in as a temporary replacement, until Peter Denton joined the band on a permanent basis in October 2008. Early in 2010 Pritchard announced the departure of drummer Paul Garred, due to a nerve problem in his arm.
Signed to Virgin Records just three months after forming, The Kooks broke into the musical mainstream with their 2006 debut album “Inside In/Inside Out.” The album peaked at #2 on the U.K. Albums chart while achieving quadruple platinum status in the U.K.
With their follow-up “Konk” debuting at #1 on the U.K. Albums chart in 2008 and achieving gold status in the U.K. Produced by Tony Hoffer, the album was named after the London studio where it was recorded, which is the property of Ray Davies. In the U.S. it reached #41 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.