The Kooks have just dropped their first single in two years entitled 'Be Who You Are'; one of the brand new songs from their forthcoming compilation album 'Best Of... So Far'. The British indie band will be supporting the new release with a full UK tour starting in April.

The Kooks return with their first Best Of albumThe Kooks return with their first Best Of album

To celebrate more than 10 years together, the Brighton four-piece unveil their very first greatest hits album entitled 'Best Of... So Far', spanning work from their four studio albums: 'Inside In/ Inside Out', 'Konk', 'Junk of the Heart' and 'Listen'.

'It's been the greatest pleasure to work, travel, fight, hate and love the best and most talented people I've met in my life', said frontman Luke Pritchard. 'It's the greatest job in the world and we don't intend to stop any time soon.'

New single 'Be Who You Are' is one of two brand new tracks alongside 'Broken Vow' that will feature alongside classics the likes of 'Naive', 'She Moves In Her Own Way' and 'Bad Habit'.

The Kooks; who are lead singer Luke, guitarist Hugh Harris, bassist Pete Denton and drummer Alexis Nunez; broke out onto the scene in 2006 with their Platinum-certified debut album 'Inside In/ Inside Out' featuring their top 10 single 'She Moves in Her Own Way'. That year they received a Brit nomination and won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best UK and Ireland Act, as well as the UK Festival Award for Best Breakthrough Act.

More: Read our review of 'Konk'

The band will head out on their extensive, sold-out, UK headline tour this Spring, which will include appearances at the Isle of Wight Festival, Liverpool Sound City and TRNSMT, with more dates still to be announced. They'll kick things off at Manchester Academy on April 20th.

'Best Of... So Far' is scheduled to be released on May 19th 2017 through Virgin EMI Records.

Tour Dates:
April 20 - Manchester Academy
April 21 - Manchester Academy
April 22 - O2 Academy, Birmingham
April 24 - Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
April 25 - O2 Academy Leeds
April 27 - O2 Academy Newcastle
April 28 - O2 Academy Glasgow
April 29 - Olympia Liverpool
May 1 - Rock City, Nottingham
May 2 - Colston Hall, Bristol
May 4 - O2 Guildhall, Southampton
May 5 - Pavilions, Plymouth
May 6 - O2 Academy, Bournemouth
May 8 - UEA, Norwich
May 9 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge
May 11 - De Montford Hall, Leicester
May 12 - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-On-Sea
May 13 - Alexandra Palace, London
May 28 - Liverpool Sound City
June 8 - TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
June 10 - Isle of Wight Festival