After a summer chock full of festival appearances and a whirlwind tour of the U.S, The Kills return to the UK for an autumn tour and the release of a new single in October.
‘No Wow’ – the title track from their latest album – is released on October 31st with formats including some killer mixes of ‘No Wow’ by MSTRKRFT (that’s Jesse from Death From Above 1979) and Chicken Lips, The Good Ones remixed by Tiga and two additional tracks – details tbc.
Ahead of the single release The Kills hit the road for a 10-date UK tour that includes a show at LONDON’s Forum on October 20th. Support comes from the excellent Be Your Own Pet with full list of dates as follows:
OCTOBER 2005 – Get Tickets from Ticketmaster.co.uk
Wed 19th, NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Thu 20th, LONDON, Forum
Sat 22nd,NEWCASTLE, Academy 2
Sun 23rd, GLASGOW, Oran Moor
Mon 24th, ABERDEEN, Lemon Tree
Wed 26th, LIVERPOOL, Academy
Thu 27th, MANCHESTER, Academy 2
Fri 28th, STOKE, Sugarmill
Sat 29th, SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Mon 31st, OXFORD, Zodiac
Renowned for mashing the best bits of punk/funk/disco/electro/house into one side of vinyl, Chicken Lips add smacked out, creeping beauty to proceedings with their mix of ‘No Wow’. VV sounds like never before, all swagger, pout and a trail of devastation in her wake. The Lips’ mix catches your eye, struts about enticingly, then slaps you in the face and gets in a cab. It’s already rocking the terrace at Space – thanks to 2ManyDJ’s – and proving to be a fixture in sets from Erol Alkan, Justin Robertson and Radioslave.
Jesse from Death From Above 1979 deconstructs the original of ‘No Wow’ entirely, reproducing it in an outrageously addictive, put-it-straight-back-on-to-check-it-really-was-that-good MSTRKRFT remix. With the sheen of Richard X and the sex of, well, The Kills (who else), it will appeal to dirty disco heads, pop mavericks and pretty much anyone with any discernment whatsoever. Heavy, old school beats and a glammed-up VV vocal marry to perfection on what could just be one of the remixes of the year…
Techno’s favourite Canadian wunderkind Tiga grabs hold of ‘No Wow’’s first single ‘Good Ones’ and takes it to new heights of steamy floor stomping and fringe tossing. The driving tempo is drenched in the fuzzy guitars and snarling duet of VV and Hotel’s original, shoehorning what was a loose-limbed shaker into a more streamlined but no less potent club version. Oh, and the breakdown is a dead cert for pandemonium