NEW ALBUM ‘ASH & ICE’ OUT JUNE 3
US TOUR DATES
Doing It To Death (Official Video) Taken from “Ash & Ice” — the brand new album from The Kills, out June 3rd 2016.
Pre-order on limited edition deluxe LP and CD: http://smarturl.it/TheKillsStore
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Listen to “Doing It To Death” on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/DoingItToDeathSP
The Kills // US Tour
APR 12 WARSAW BROOKLYN, NY
APR 13 WARSAW BROOKLYN, NY
APR 15 COACHELLA INDIO, CA
APR 18 MAYAN THEATER LOS ANGELES, CA
APR 19 THE OBSERVATORY SANTA ANA, CA
APR 22 COACHELLA INDIO, CA
MAY 13 SHAKY KNEES FESTIVAL NORCROSS, GA
MAY 14 9:30 CLUB WASHINGTON, DC
MAY 15 PARADISE ROCK CLUB BOSTON, MA
MAY 19 PARADISE ROCK CLUB BOSTON, MA
MAY 22 ST ANDREW’S HALL DETROIT, MI
MAY 23 RIVIERA THEATRE CHICAGO, IL
MAY 25 FIRST AVENUE MINNEAPOLIS, MN
MAY 26 MIDLAND THEATRE KANSAS CITY, MO
MAY 27 OGDEN THEATRE DENVER, CO
MAY 28 THE DEPOT SALT LAKE CITY, UT
JUN 01 SHOWBOX SODO SEATTLE, WA
JUN 02 ROSELAND THEATER PORTLAND, OR
JUN 04 FOX THEATER SAN FRANCISCO, CA
About The Kills
Over their almost decade-and-a-half career, The Kills have released four records. Each one a restless, reckless enigmatic art statement that bristled with tension, anxiety, sex, unstudied cool and winking ennui, yet not one of them sounded like the previous one. Ash & Ice is the follow up to 2011’s critically lauded Blood Pressures and was five years in the making in part due to Jamie Hince’s five hand surgeries, which resulted in him having to re-learn how to play guitar with a permanently damaged finger.
Unlike earlier albums, which have largely been written and recorded at Key Club Studio in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the bulk of the recording for Ash & Ice took place in a rented house in LA and at the world famous Electric Lady Studios in NYC. The album was produced by Jamie Hince and co-produced by John O’Mahony(Metric, The Cribs), and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Arcade Fire, Amy Winehouse) and Tchad Blake (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys).
It was during Hince’s recuperation from surgery that he first started sketching out what would become the songs for the album. To shake up the writing process, Hince booked a solo trip on the infamous Trans-Siberian Express for inspiration while Alison Mosshart, now residing in Nashville, TN, wrote some of the most affecting, poetically candid lyrics that she ever has, painting word pictures that mine the dangerous terrain between romantic obsession, prophecy and tough love. Where previous albums had an air of detachment and emotional austerity, underpinned by an uneasy self-awareness and unexpressed anger, the 13 songs on Ash & Ice are more understated, less tempestuous and more affecting because of that, exposing the kind of push-pull you feel when you find yourself in a complicated but all-consuming relationship.
The Kills are a British/American garage rock band based in London, consisting of singer Alison Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince.
Formed in 2000, the duo released their debut EP, ‘Black Rooster’, in 2001, that led to them signing with Domino Records. Their debut album,‘Keep on Your Mean Side’, came out in 2003, followed by their second album, ‘Now Wow’, which was released in 2005. Their third album, ‘Midnight Boom’, hit the shelves in 2008, followed by a fourth, ‘Blood Pressure’, in 2011. The band are set to release their fifth album, ‘Ash & Ice’, on June 3, 2016.
The band have headlined their own USA and UK tours and appeared at countless festivals, as well as having supported Queens of The Stone Age on their US tour.
The Kills are set to play Coachella Festival this summer, and have announced a show at London’s Village Underground in May. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information below on Stereoboard.
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