My pick of music this month is ‘The Kooks’, particularly the song Naive which has been number one on the charts for three weeks straight in New Zealand (other favs are Time Awaits, and Jackie Big T**’s). If you’re looking for a progressive rock band that has a cheerful throwback sound to the Sufaries and other old coastal rock then these guys are your pick. Visit their official website here,

For those of you who don’t know a kook is someone who thinks they can surf but its oh so apparent that they will for the rest of their known lives paddle about on foam tops! Kook’s favorite habits are to cut you off when the perfect wave you’ve been waiting for arrives, bump into your very expensive hand shaped board with their BIC stick, and basically try to look cool for the two piece on the shore. Enjoy the tunes….