Release date: September 08, 2014
Label: Virgin EMI
Produced by: Inflo, Luke Pritchard, Fraser T. Smith
Listen is the fourth studio album by British rock band The Kooks, released on September 8, 2014 through Virgin EMI Records. It is the band's first album to feature new drummer Alexis Nunez who joined in 2012, replacing Paul Garred. The album was produced by Inflo and Luke Pritchard, except two tracks produced by Pritchard with Fraser T. Smith.
"With this record we didn't do any rehearsing beforehand. I'd write a song with Inflo or on my own, put it up and we'd all play over it. There was a real freedom to the process," said the band's frontman Luke Pritchard. "To me this album is about pure expression. Even the way we made the album felt fresh. Rather than us just being a band in a room, playing our guitars with the vocal over the top, which is what we'd always done before, we were really listening to what was going on around us, picking up ideas. The whole thing was much more natural."