The Kooks' Luke Pritchard turns French

The Kooks with Luke Pritchard at front
The Kooks with Luke Pritchard at front

The Kooks' Luke Pritchard plans to join forces with French band The Dø to record a series of cover versions.

Pritchard told that the recordings would be likely to be released in France on white label, and that the collective would tackle songs including The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band's I Won't Hurt You.

"I want to do it a bit like, trashy 'The Velvet Underground And Nico' kind of vibe," Pritchard said. "We're going to try and get a vibe and get a sound in the room and not over-complicate things with the production.

Covers only

"We're not going to over-complicate things with the production"

"We're just going to do covers. If we have time to write anything we might, but I don't think so. We'll just see how it goes. We'll probably release it a little bit more in France, white label."

The Dø are essentially a duo of Olivia B Merilahti and Dan Levy, whose quirky pop is laced with jazz influences.

Pritchard says he's not yet sure which instruments he'd play on the sessions, but suggested he might play piano, which he has recently been teaching himself.

Pritchard and his fellow Kooks studied music and formed when students at the Brighton Institute Of Modern Music.