A sell out UK tour, their first chart hit with ‘The Good Ones’, critical acclaim for their second album No Wow. It’s been a heady start to 2005 for The Kills.
Forthcoming single ‘Love Is A Deserter’, takes the mutant disco sound they developed on ‘The Good Ones’ even further, with Alison and Jamie aiming for what they describe as “the low end of Giorgio Moroder”.
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Inspired by one of Jamie’s journal entries, the song takes ‘love versus passion’ as its theme. As Jamie explains, “people talk about love being the most important thing in the world but it’s kind of overrated. The more you love something, the more you hold it in front of you, the more nihilistic you become. But passion is something that drives you, it’s always there”.
On ‘Love Is A Deserter’, “a Moroder throb dovetails with jagged guitar chops” says Uncut, and unsurprisingly, the song has proved a highlight of The Kills current live set.
Having already completed one sell out UK tour this year – culminating in a packed out show at London’s Electric Ballroom – The Kills are back in May with another six shows including a date at London’s Koko on May 11th. Full list of dates as follows:
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9th, PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
10th, BRISTOL, Fleece & Firkin
11th, LONDON, Koko
13th, EDINBURGH, Liquid Rooms
14th, BIRMINGHAM, Academy 2
15th, NORTHAMPTON, Soundhaus.
Meanwhile, The Kills are back in the U.S for dates that include appearances at SxSW and Coachella. Last autumn’s series of U.S gigs resulted in outstanding reviews from the likes of Bob Hilburn, legendary music critic for the LA Times.
“total, unique spellbinding” 4 stars – MOJO
“VV’s feral croon and Hotel’s scuffed guitar at their most compelling” SUNDAY TIMES
“Serrated disco blues and raw riffola” Critics Choice in TIME OUT
“A great amalgamation of female punk pioneers The Slits and primitive blues riffing” THE GUARDIAN