Live Review: The Kooks at Bournemouth International Centre

The Kooks

On a night where DMA’s totally owned the stage as the support act, the ever popular The Kooks entertained a packed out Bournemouth International Centre.

Sydney band DMA’s certainly looked comfortable on an arena stage as fans of the trio looked to have loved every minute of it. The Aussies performed Play It Out first then Lay Down from their debut album Hills End. With the likes of In The Moment and Blown Away to follow, these boys certainly knew how to engange with the crowd and it was a great sight to see a support act create so much buzz. Too Soon and Timeless then followed as the crowd started to really support this trio who no doubt earned their place on stage.

The band finished with their latest single Dawning and despite it being fairly new, the track went down a real treat with fans and it was a perfect way to end a set.

The Kooks entered the stage at the Bournemouth International Centre with grandeur and finesse. Not my usual genre of music, however, these indie pop gods showed everyone how it was done by starting off with Eddie’s Gun and the crowd went wild. Sitting on the balcony we had the best view of the show these guys had such an organised and crafted set.

The Kooks

Their performance was fantastic with song such as kept everyone bopping their heads and jumping around to the bouncing beats. All the crowd sang back in joy as frontman headed up the stage which jutted out into the crowd. Major respect to these gents as they played over 20 songs that evening with no slip-ups or sound difficulties. I thoroughly enjoyed watching them, it was definitely an indie takeover that night. Ending with crowd favourite Naïve the boys made everyone smile and cheer.