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The Kills

The bluesy punk duo the Kills consist of vocalist/guitarist VV, aka Alison Mosshart, formerly of the Florida punk band Discount, and drummer/guitarist/vocalist Hotel, aka Jamie Hince. After Discount ended in 2000, VV began exchanging tapes with the London-based Hotel through the mail, but both of them felt hindered by this method, so VV crossed the Atlantic so the duo could write faster. In spring of 2001, they issued a self-released demo that showcased their gritty, sexy sound and earned favorable reviews from such quarters as TapeOp Magazine. They also contributed a song, "Restaurant Blouse," to 5 Rue Christine's If the Twenty-First Century Did Not Exist It Would Be Necessary to Invent It compilation early in 2002, before their debut EP, Black Rooster, arrived that summer on Dim Mak. Along with gigs at the London and Glasgow LadyFests and tour dates alongside Le Tigre, the Kills also toured the U.S. for eight weeks before returning to London to finish their first full-length album, Keep on Your Mean Side, which was released by Rough Trade in spring 2003. A second album, No Wow, arrived in 2005 and was an even dirtier, leaner collection of songs. The Kills retooled their sound for 2008's Midnight Boom, mixing more electronic beats and pop hooks into their punky bedrock. While touring alongside the Raconteurs in support of Midnight Boom, Mosshart struck up a friendship with frontman Jack White, prompting the two to form a supergroup, the Dead Weather, in 2009. The Kills took a short break while the Dead Weather worked feverishly, issuing two albums in ten months and touring behind both. Blood Pressures brought the hiatus to an end in 2011. ~ Heather Phares
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Albums by
The Kills

Top Songs by
The Kills

  1.   Song
  2.   U.R.A. Fever
  3.   Love Is a Deserter
  4.   Satellite
  5.   Last Day of Magic
  6.   DNA
  7.   Superstition
  8.   Dreams
  9.   Getting Down
  10.   Cheap and Cheerful
  11.   Hook and Line
  12.   Future Starts Slow
  13.   Baby Says
  14.   Sour Cherry
  15.   Pots and Pans
  16.   Black Balloon
  17.   Alphabet Pony
  18.   Blue Moon
  19.   Murdermile
  20.   Satellite Dub
  21.   Cat Claw
  22.   Nail in My Coffin
  23.   Fuck the People
  24.   Black Rooster
  25.   Willow Weep For Me
  26.   Pale Blue Eyes
  27.   One Silver Dollar
  28.   Wild Charms
  29.   The Search for Cherry Red
  30.   What New York Used to Be
  31.   I Call It Art (Le Chanson de Slogan)
  32.   At the Back of the Shell
  33.   The Good Ones
  34.   Gypsy Death & You
  35.   Monkey 23
  36.   Fried My Little Brains
  37.   Kissy Kissy
  38.   Wait
  39.   Dropout Boogie
  40.   Pull a U
  41.   You Don't Own the Road
  42.   The Last Goodbye
  43.   Night Train
  44.   Crazy
  45.   No Wow/Telephone Radio Germany
  46.   Rodeo Town
  47.   I Hate the Way You Love, Pt. 2
  48.   Dead Road 7
  49.   Hitched
  50.   Hand
  51.   Gum
  52.   Damned If She Do
  53.   M.E.X.I.C.O.
  54.   Tape Song
  55.   Goodnight Bad Morning
  56.   Heart Is a Beating Drum
  57.   I Hate the Way You Love
  58.   Sweet Cloud
  59.   Jewel Thief
  60.   44
  61.   Sugar Baby
  62.   Weedkiller
  63.   Ticket Man
  64.   Run Home Slow
  65.   M.E.X.I.C.O.C.U
  66.   [CD-Rom Track]
  67.   Pull U A
  68.   Cavemen
  69.   Passion Is Accurate
  70.   Phones
  71.   No Wow
  72.   Baby's Eyes
  73.   The Good Ones
  74.   The Void by Alison Mosshart
  75.   Hit Me When U-1-2

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