The Kills – Live at L’Olympia In Paris

The Kills – Live at L’Olympia In Paris The Kills are an indie rock band formed by American singer Alison Mosshart (“VV”) and British guitarist Jamie Hince (“Hotel”). Their first three albums, Keep On Your Mean Side, No Wow, and Midnight Boom, have garnered much critical praise. Blood Pressures, their fourth and most recent studio album, was released on April 4, 2011, worldwide and April 5, 2011, in the United States.Wikipedia®

Teaser of live footage from one of The Kills recent headline shows at L’Olympia in Paris (November 2011).

Although guitarist Jamie Hince didn’t have any preconceived notions about the direction of Anglo-American indie rock duo The Kill’s fourth album, Blood Pressures, he told Spinner this song and “Satellite” gave him an idea of how he wanted to shape the music. “I really didn’t have to sit down and write songs,” he said of the process. “I worked on [ideas] that were already there. Alison (Mosshart) was off on tour with Dead Weather so I had a lot of time coming up on stuff on my own. I wanted it to have some kind of dark, musical sound. I used a lot of low, low end on that. I wanted it to sound like dancehall music.” Hince added that his fondness for Roxy Music’s early work helped steer the direction. “I love that whole multi-layered thing,” he said. “At first glance, the Kills seem the opposite of that. But I was digging out a Mellotron and using different sounds. After four records, you get tired of what guitars sound like.” Songfacts®.

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