Demos for the as yet untitled third album by The Kooks are being mixed at Birmingham’s Blue Whale Studios.
In house producer, Russ Tite, who is also the band’s live sound engineer, has been working on a number of songs being tried out for the follow up to 2008’s Konk.
Russ says: “It’s still early days but there’s a load of tunes recorded so far with a few that are already sounding pretty good. We’re just sifting through the tracks, finding out what works.”
“The second album saw them really develop as band and I think this one, when it’s finished, will show people another side to them.”
The Kooks have also being using Blue Whale’s equipment for recording including microphones and hard drives to achieve results. The sessions have meant a break for the band’s touring schedule, but they are due to play UK shows again in the summer.
Luke Pritchard, lead singer of the band recently spoke to BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat saying that: “[We’ve] Just been rehearsing and writing new stuff.
“I feel really fresh about the band – I guess generally we’re still just such friends. It’s cool, we’ve just been having fun really.”
Blue Whale Studios is located at The Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham. This year has seen a relaunch of the studio to coincide with the installation of a new TL Audio Valve desk and expansion of its production and marketing team.
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