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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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The Kills

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    '00s Indie
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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.   DNA
  6.   Last Day of Magic
  7.   Superstition
  8.   Dreams
  9.   Cheap and Cheerful
  10.   Getting Down
  11.   Hook and Line
  12.   Sour Cherry
  13.   Future Starts Slow
  14.   Baby Says
  15.   Pots and Pans
  16.   Monkey 23
  17.   Cat Claw
  18.   Kissy Kissy
  19.   Pull a U
  20.   Blue Moon
  21.   Satellite Dub
  22.   Wild Charms
  23.   Black Balloon
  24.   I Hate the Way You Love
  25.   The Good Ones
  26.   Hitched
  27.   Black Rooster
  28.   Weedkiller
  29.   One Silver Dollar
  30.   Damned If She Do
  31.   Night Train
  32.   The Search for Cherry Red
  33.   Goodnight Bad Morning
  34.   What New York Used to Be
  35.   Tape Song
  36.   Rodeo Town
  37.   Dead Road 7
  38.   Sugar Baby
  39.   Jewel Thief
  40.   Gypsy Death & You
  41.   Fuck the People
  42.   Hand
  43.   Fried My Little Brains
  44.   Wait
  45.   Dropout Boogie
  46.   Willow Weep For Me
  47.   Pale Blue Eyes
  48.   You Don't Own The Road
  49.   Crazy
  50.   M.E.X.I.C.O.
  51.   Gum
  52.   44
  53.   Alphabet Pony
  54.   I Call It Art (Le Chanson de Slogan)
  55.   No Wow/Telephone Radio Germany
  56.   Ticket Man
  57.   Sweet Cloud
  58.   At the Back of the Shell
  59.   I Hate the Way You Love, Pt. 2
  60.   The Last Goodbye
  61.   Heart Is A Beating Drum
  62.   Nail In My Coffin
  63.   Murdermile
  64.   No Wow by Radio Slave
  65.   Run Home Slow
  66.   M.E.X.I.C.O.C.U
  67.   [CD-Rom Track]
  68.   Pull U A
  69.   Cavemen
  70.   Passion Is Accurate
  71.   Phones
  72.   No Wow
  73.   Baby's Eyes
  74.   The Good Ones
  75.   The Void by Alison Mosshart
  76.   Hit Me When U-1-2
  77.   Half of Us
  78.   The Void
  79.   Half of Us by Alison Mosshart

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