The Kills just dropped their fifth album Ash & Ice. It’s excellent. One of the standout tracks was their second single “Heart Of The Dog.” They performed the song on Conan last night and they all looked like the badasses they’ve been for 16 years now. Alison Mosshart bounced and twitched all over the stage, and Jamie Hince was able to pull off some crazy red velvet boots while strumming that super infectious bass line. The lights were low, the mood was set, and the Kills did their thing. Watch. [via StereoGum]
Ash & Ice is out now.
The Kills are an indie rock band formed by American singer Alison Mosshart (“VV”) and British guitarist Jamie Hince (“Hotel”). Their first four albums,Keep On Your Mean Side, No Wow, Midnight Boom, and Blood Pressures, have garnered critical praise. Ash & Ice, their fifth and most recent studio album was released on June 3, 2016.
Paris Spleen: The Kills Live at L’Olympia, the film of their show from November 2011 was released on 20 September 2013 in partnership with the French clothing company Equipment.
The Kills were set to go on a small American tour with Queens of the Stone Age in December 2013.
Shortly after the announcement of the shows, the band’s record label, Domino Records confirmed that the duo are working on their next album. In May 2014, Mosshart said that they were looking for a new sound and that this new album will be completely different from the others. “You never know what’s going to happen with a record when you’re writing. – says Alison – It could be done all of a sudden in two months, or it could take another year. You get on these tangents, and you find new directions. You kind of follow the scent wherever it’s taking you. Sometimes it takes a long time. Sometimes it’s fast as hell.”
The Kills are part of the line-up for Coachella 2016.
On March 1, 2016, The Kills announced that their fifth studio album, Ash & Ice, would be released on June 3, 2016. A new single titled “Doing It to Death” was released alongside the announcement