The Kooks are an English rock band from Brighton. The Kooks' name are from the David Bowie song "Kooks" from the album Hunky Dory. The band formed at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. The Kooks' debut album, Inside In/Inside Out, spent more than half of 2006 in the UK Top 20 and has sold more than million copies in the UK. The group released Inside In/Inside Out and went on its first US tour in October 2006, selling out shows both in New York and Los Angeles.