Nathan from Cold War Kids gives us his mindset on playing at a festival like Deluna Fest in Pensacola, Florida.
Shot recently in wintery Brooklyn, this video for "Always Where I Need to Be", the first single off The Kooks' forthcoming April 15th US Astralwerks release 'KONK', was directed by the Malloys (Cold War Kids, White Stripes, Wolfmother)
Brighton's The Kooks are that rarest of pop entities: a scuzzy, fresh-faced group to fully restore your faith in the holy grail of English singer-songwriting stretching from Supergrass via (early) Blur to The Kinks and beyond.
Released in Jan 2006, the LP Inside in/Inside out, followed the hit singles You don't love me and 'She moves in her own way' getting rave reviews from the music press and gaining the Kooks the reputation of being Britain's youngest, hottest, live groups to date.
The Band are currently on the road and have announced dates of a monster UK tour, as well as dates across Europe and America.
COLD WAR KIDS-SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT WITH ME
A life-size pig rocks an all-pink ensemble in Cold War Kids' latest video Pine St.
As the lead singer of an indie-rock band born and raised on punk music, there are times onstage when you want to grab people and shake them, walk on top of them, create an altogether uproar. But when you re also stuck behind the drumkit, that fire is a little bit harder to start. Still, it seems as though PAPA s Darren Weiss handles those urges just fine, judging from the live performance video of Young Rut, off their debut album Tender Madness. I want to make people salivate. I want their blood to boil, Weiss told Hive. Most of the records made by young bands today are so friendly, so safe, and so lacking character and guts. We want to make something that shakes that up. We don t want to be cute. We want to blow shit up. And while there are no explosives this time around, their performance at Los Angeles s iconic El Rey Theater is as restless, as propelling, as angst-ridden as Young Rut itself a track that captures that moment in every young rut s life when he realizes that it s just your turn to run to leave where you are, where you re comfortable, and start living.That personal freedom, or the insanity that comes with the lack of it, comes up a lot on the 12-track Tender Madness. Even without words, the impelling PAPA builds and builds until it almost physically pushes you forward, while Got to Move snowballs from merely pondering what it d be like to leave to saying, Fuck it, I might not ever come back. And it s something Weiss and Co. have had to do over and over again over the past couple years they ve been touring with the likes of the Cold War Kids and the Head and the Heart. I think through our experience of touring for the last couple of years, we ve had a pretty healthy dose of leaving things behind, and figuring out what things are worth holding onto, or worth fighting to hold on to, Weiss said. A lot of the time, to get what you want, you gotta lose what you got. Tender Madness is out now on Loma Vista..
Cold War Kids gets dressed up and takes us to a busted wedding in this video for 'Tuxedos.'
Cold War Kids release the black and white collage of a music video for their song Water and Power from the album Loner Phase.
Based on Henri-George Clouzot's 1964, unfinished horror film Calle L'enfer, the Cold War Kids' dark video for Lost That Easy was shot in LA on a night home.
The Cold War Kids perform live from the Parish in Austin, Texas. Afterward, host Toby Ryan sits down with Nathan and Matt and finds out if being interviewed ever gets old.
Cold War Kids hit the whiteboard with scribbles in the Loner Phase lyric video.
The Shins visit Subterranean
Cold War Kids perform "Robbers" live on MTV
Cold War Kids perform "Hang Me Up to Dry" live on MTV
Cold War Kids perform "We Used to Vacation" live on MTV
The pop tart hits the studio in May; Cold War Kids write 'white R&B' songs; and Iggy has some 'tude for other reunited bands. (3.20.07)
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