THE KILLS – DOING IT TO DEATH (VIDEO)
Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince aka The Kills are back and they most certainly did not come to play.
I have the best memories of Domino sending us “Midnight Boom” in 2008, me pressing play and our daughter -who was still a toddler back then- starting to dance around the living room. I joined in and we didn’t stop until the album ended. Her dad and I repeated this every Saturday morning with her for almost a year.
Alison and Jamie just dropped their new single and video “Doing It To Death” and it precedes their fifth studio album “Ash & Ice”.
I’m a complete atheist but I’ve been obsessed with the aesthetics of the SoCal church-goer for a while now, which probably means I should stop watching ‘Rich In Faith’, but it’s also why 4 seconds into this video I was already yelling “dooooopPPPPe” and making everyone in the office pay attention.
The video was directed by Wendy Morgan who is known for incorporating choreography and culture in the visuals for the artists and brands she shoots for.
Styled by Young-Ah Kim incorporating a lot of Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane of course.
From the press release :
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).
You can pre-order the double LP here
Release date : June 3, 2016.
The Kills are touring and we are all going, you hear me?
03-16 Mexico City, Mexico – House of Vans 50th Anniversary
03-17 Austin, TX (SXSW) – StubHub & Culture Collide Showcase
03-18 Austin, TX (SXSW) – Spotify House
04-07 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
04-08 Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
04-09 Columbus, OH – CD 102.5 Day
04-11 Philadelphia, PN – Union Transfer
04-12 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
04-13 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
04-15 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-18 Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
04-19 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
04-22 Indio, CA – Coachella
05-01 Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
05-03 Paris, FR – La Cigale
05-04 London, UK – Village Underground
05-13 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
05-14 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05-19 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
05-21 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
05-22 Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall
05-23 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
05-25 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05-26 Kansas City, KS – Midland Theatre
05-27 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05-28 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05-31 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
06-01 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
06-02 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
06-04 San Francisco, CA – Fox Theater
06-09 – 06-12 Newport, UK – Isle of Wight Festival
07-06 Kiev, Ukraine – U-Park Festival
07-09 Moscow, Russia – Park Live Festival
08-06 Katowice, Poland – Off Festival
Please check out the video below.
More The Kills HERE