Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Kooks @ Fleche d'Or, Paris Sept 07 2011

The Kooks @ Fleche d'Or, Paris Sept 07 2011

The Kooks are in Paris to promote the new album, that will be out shortly, with a small gig at the Fleche d'Or club (500 capacity).
The show is broadcasted LIVE on the SFR website ( Wait for a week for re-play).
The club is far from being packed even though tickets sold-out in a couple of hours, there are also lots of invitations as it's a promotional gig with different sponsors.
As usual with The Kooks lots of very pretty teenager girls, the atmosphere is cool and relax.
The band is on @ 9:00 pm sharp.
As we're on Hugh Harris' side we have LOTS of guitars and not too much vocals (it's obvious on the video below). The do have an additional player on keys and acoustic guitar in the back.
Strangely enough they are only playing 4 new songs tonight ( if I get it right),They've played 3 new songs in June @ Cigale, even though the album will be out in a few days and they are here to promote it.
Can't really judge the new songs as I've never heard them before apart from that gig in June but The Kooks have some nice catchy tunes.
We've seen them a few times here at Rockerparis (check the list below) over the last few years and we've always liked them, it's lively and entertaining and they seem to enjoy what they're doing , not like those fucking Arctic Monkeys who don't seem to give a fuck.
Maybe they could have played a longer set as they were only on for 60 min including the encore.

Setlist + Invit'



Check our review of their last show @ La Cigale ( with Pics & video) on June 07 2011
Have a look at our reviews of their shows @ Rock en Seine in 2010, @ Fete de L'Humanité opening for Deep Purple in front of more than 60 000 people in Sept 2009,
@ Zénith for the Inrockuptibles Fest with CSS & Mistery Jets in Nov 2008