In August, 2007 Luke Pritchard almost got arrested for singing The Beatles. He was at a highly clichéd Munich beer festival when he requested that the house band should sing Yellow Submarine. After trying to climb onstage to join in, security promptly phoned the police.
The song 'Do You Wanna' from Konk was played in the Gossip Girl's season finale of May 19, 2008.
Much of the Kooks' first album songs are about Luke Pritchard's girlfriend, Katie Melua.
The Kooks broke up with their bass player, Max Rafferty, because of his problems with drugs.
In 2006, The Kooks won MTV Europe Music Award, in the category Best UK & Ireland Act.
Their first album was Inside In/Inside Out, released on January 23, 2006
Luke: We've made a really good album (Konk). I love the idea of people putting it on in their bedrooms, then going mental.
Hugh: Music should make you happy. It should change you in some way. That's why our fans are so crazy and committed. There's that connection.
Luke: The greatest records in the world can be put on in any situation: you can put them on at a party and they're going to sound great, you could put them on in a club and they're going to sound great, you could put them on on your headphones and listen in bed. That's when you get a great album. And that's how I like to think of this album.