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Luke Pritchard (left) says hi partying got in the way of his music with The Kooks

Luke Pritchard (left) says hi partying got in the way of his music with The Kooks

Luke Pritchard (left) says hi partying got in the way of his music with The Kooks

The Kooks' frontman Luke Pritchard has revealed he regrets letting his partying take priority over his music.

The singer - whose band are back with a new album, Junk Of The Heart - admitted his love of socialising got a bit out of hand after the four-piece became famous.

He told the Daily Star: "I was going out more than I was playing music, and I do regret that.

"I got a bit lost, and not just with women and relationships. I was getting a bit rampant generally."

Luke, who has dated actress Mischa Barton and singer Katie Melua, decided it was time to rein in his party-going ways.

He added: "I slowly realised I was going to the same bars every night, getting in the same messed-up state, and I thought: 'What is this bringing me, really?'

"I never took it to heart when my socialising was being written about, but all that stuff should have been secondary."

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