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Check Out: The Kooks – “The Saboteur”

on June 16, 2011, 2:49pm

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After announcing their third album, the first in three years, UK indie rockers The Kooks are unveiling said effort’s first single, “The Saboteur”, which is streaming below. In press for the record, frontman Luke Pritchard said the band consider themselves to be “an album band and this is a journey you come on with us.” That journey, thus far, seems to be toward an intergalactic crossroad, where ’70s arena and piano rock collides head-on with vague ’60s psychedlia, with a smattering of noise thrown in for good measure.

Junk of the Heart hits stores September 13th via Astralwerks. The band’s upcoming tour dates are below.

The Kooks 2011 Tour Dates:
06/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
06/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Trocadero
06/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
07/03 – Herouville, FR @ Beauregard, FR
07/14 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock 2011
07/16 – Istanbul, IS, @ Rock’N Coke Festival
08/18 – St. Poeleten, AT @ Frequency Festival
08/19 – Luedinghausen, DE @ Area 4 Festival
08/21 – Grossposesna, DE @ Highfield Festival
09/30 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
10/01 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
10/03 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
10/04 – Hull, UK @ Hull City Hall
10/05 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
10/07 – Portsmouth, UK @ Portsmouth Guildhall
10/08 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
10/09 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds
10/11 – Brixton UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
10/16 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
10/18 – Paris, FR @ Casino De Paris
10/22 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
10/23 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
10/24 – Villeurbanne, FR @ Le Transbordeur
10/26 – Zurch, CH @ Komplex
10/27 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
10/28 – Ludwigsburg, DE @ Arena
10/30 – Offenbach am Main, DE @ Stahalle
10/31 – Munch, DE @ Zenith
11/03 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
11/04 – Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA Main Hall
11/05 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle

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