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Video of the Moment #2800: The Kills

 
By on Friday, 2nd March 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

We don’t normally post covers in the daily VOTM feature, but I wanted to make an exception given the current political climate. The Kills decided to take American rapper Saul Williams’ ‘List of Demands (Repatriations)’ and reinvent into an anthem for modern day. Alison Mosshart says of the tune, “It’s a song of strength and empowerment, rooted in the idea of rising above. It was one of those songs you’re almost scared to cover, because it carries so much respect. It wasn’t a straight up love song or a drug song. It was defined, serious, and perfect already. With certain songs, you feel like an intruder trying to sing them, but this one felt like my own.” Clearly want to respect the original art and artist, I think she and Jamie Hince have done a good job in reinterpreting it as a song that can be viewed equally as a song of freedom and as one of rebellion. Watch the riveting video for The Kills’ version of ‘List of Demands (Repatriations)’ below. For our past coverage on The Kills, go here.

 

Video of the Moment #2299: The Kills

 
By on Friday, 17th February 2017 at 6:00 pm
 

It’s a big week for Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart, better known under their act name The Kills. On Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, they celebrated the 15th anniversary of their first live show together by putting on a special intimate show at Electric Ladyland Studios in New York City. The show as recorded as part of the ‘Live At Electric Lady Studios’ series, so the Kills are in good company: the first artist who participated in the series way back when was Patti Smith.

They’ve also unveiled a new video from sixth album ‘Ash & Ice’, which was unveiled last summer on Domino Records. ‘Whirring Eye’ was recorded on a GoPro in a 360-degree format, so it can be watched on Google Chrome, smartphone or on a mobile VR device, and you can explore the video further using your mouse or the ASWD keys on your keyboard. Watch it below. Want more of the Kills on TGTF? Use this link to read through our past coverage on the pair.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMcr4-7hlKs[/youtube]

 

The Kills / September and October 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 22nd April 2016 at 12:30 pm
 

London-based blues rock duo The Kills have announced a run of autumn live dates in the UK to follow the release of their fifth album ‘Ash & Ice’, which is due out on the 3rd of June via Domino Records. The band’s upcoming date at London’s Village Underground on the 4th of May is already sold out, but if you missed out on that, the autumn tour includes a date the London Roundhouse on the 7th of October. The Kills will also appear at the Isle of Wight festival in Newport in June.

Tickets for the following shows are on sale today. TGTF’s previous coverage of The Kills, including their new video for album track ‘Heart of a Dog’, is right back here.

Thursday 29th September 2016 – Manchester Albert Hall
Friday 30th September 2016 – Glasgow ABC
Saturday 1st October 2016 – Leeds Beckett Students’ Union
Sunday 2nd October 2016 – Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday 4th October 2016 – Oxford Academy 1
Wednesday 5th October 2016 – Bristol Anson Rooms
Thursday 6th October 2016 – Birmingham Institute 1
Friday 7th October 2016 – London Roundhouse

 

Video of the Moment #2066: The Kills

 
By on Wednesday, 20th April 2016 at 6:00 pm
 

The irrepressible Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart – aka London-based The Kills – will be releasing their fifth album ‘Ash & Ice’ on the 5th of June. They’ve already unveiled ‘Doing It to Death’, the first single and taster from the new record; watch the promo video for it here. Now, they’ve got another song to tease us with, ‘The Heart of a Dog’. There’s actually a dog in this video too! Two of them! (I thought for sure it was about a deadbeat boyfriend.) Watch the Kills be cool, hanging out and driving around town in an awesome muscle car in the promo for ‘The Heart of a Dog’ below.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urPxe4jxdt8[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #2031: The Kills

 
By on Thursday, 3rd March 2016 at 6:00 pm
 

Jamie Hince and the now blonde Alison Mosshart – aka London-based duo The Kills – have returned after a 5-year period of quiet for their act. Their fifth album ‘Ash & Ice’ will be out the 5th of June, and they’re previewing the new LP with its first single.

‘Doing It to Death’ interestingly has electronic effects that add another sophisticated touch to the duo’s brand of bluesy, often morbid style of rock. Indeed, the music video for ‘Doing It to Death’ was filmed in a graveyard and features indistinguishable pallbearers walking in and driving along in black Lincoln Continentals, all in a funeral-like procession. Oh, and of course, with it being the Kills and all, there’s a killer guitar groove and Mosshart’s powerful wails. Watch the promo for ‘Doing It to Death’ below. All past coverage on TGTF on The Kills is over here.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=498zUzNGQxY[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #683: The Kills

 
By on Tuesday, 17th January 2012 at 6:00 pm
 

For the promo of ‘The Last Goodbye’, the Kills enlisted the directing skills of Oscar-nominated actress Samantha Morton. Not surprisingly for Mosshart and Hince, it’s dark. Yet this is filmed in a very minimalistic way, almost voyeuristic in a photobooth / silent film kind of way and the result is winningly tender. Alison says of the collaboration:

It was an honor to work with Samantha Morton on this Casablanca-esque, silent-film-esque, Americana photobooth Woolworth’s hay day period piece of surrealism/ realism/ story time tell-tale-ism, black and white 35 mm film, washed in strange light, over this love hate tune, heartbreak song, life-goes-on lullaby, The Last Goodbye. It’s a doorway into the future of the fatal past-tense. Get it?

Watch it below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uovwr9p97e8[/youtube]

 
 
 

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