The Kooks have revealed an empowering video for ‘All The Time’. Directed by James Slater (Blossoms, Jamie T, Major Lazer), this is the first video from their forthcoming fifth studio album ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’, which is due out on 31st August via Lonely Cat/AWAL Recordings.
Set in Canvey Island, the video follows a simple narrative about a girl who flees her troubled home and begins a journey of self-discovery. With a sense of nostalgic, sun-burnt Californian haze permeating throughout an otherwise drab provincial British town, we see a group of girls skating their way through various locations, including the amusement park, the high-street and the beach promenade. Effortlessly capturing candid, intimate moments between the gang, the visual highlights the power of solidarity and kinship.
Their adventure is accompanied with candid shots and a quintessentially British aesthetic, reinforcing the nostalgia of adolescence. As the skater-gang conclude their adventure, our female lead sits on the sea wall watching her new family ride off, whilst the troubled home she escaped at the beginning sits in front of her unchanged.
The band have maintained a steady ascent to the top, constantly growing in popularity throughout the last decade, with a legion of new fans discovering the band through streaming in recent years, they have now acquired 1 billion streams worldwide and embarked on a number of massive world tours including their recent sold-out US tour.
The four-piece will continue their stint on the live circuit throughout the summer with performances on the main stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds festival, Benicassim as well as opening for music legends The Rolling Stones on two stadium dates. 2018 sees The Kooks redefined, varied and ready to go again at their most confident.
Watch the video here: