THE KILLS COVER RIHANNA’S ‘DESPERADO’ FOR SIRIUS XMU PLUS PERFORM ‘HEART OF A DOG’ ON CONAN

The Kills | 08/06/16

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Last week saw The Kills (Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart) release their eagerly anticipated fifth full-length album, Ash & Ice. The band, in speaking to Entertainment Weekly in the lead up to the albums’ release, had this to say about the record they made:

HINCE: I hope (people) can see that electric guitar music is the future! That it’s not stuck in the past, or nostalgic. I hope it makes them want to dress up and start a guitar band. And join our gang.

 

Mosshart: The aim was to be open and we pushed ourselves to write in a way that could be understood and mean something to other people. Human topics and feelings - love, joy, pain, loss, confusion, and those moments of feeling wildly, wildly happy and inspired beyond any sense of reason. The classic stuff! It’s an honest record.

The Kills recently performed a cover of Rihanna’s ‘Desperado’ during a Sirius XMU session. The entire session premieres tonight on SIRIUS XMU at 9pm Eastern, and will replay on Thursday, June 9th at 3am and 4pm ET, Friday June 10th at 9am ET and again on Sunday at 12pm ET.

 

The Kills just completed a coast-to-coast tour of North America, finishing up on Monday in California, where the band performed a rousing version of the album’s second single ‘Heart Of A Dog’ on Conan - Watch Here. The album’s lead single ‘Doing It To Death’ took the band to the stage of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last month.

 

 

Watch the video for ‘Siberian Nights’, directed by Giovanni Ribisi, HERE.

Watch the video for ‘Heart Of A Dog’, directed by Sophie Muller, HERE.

Watch the video for ‘Doing It To Death’, directed by Wendy Morgan, HERE.

 

The Kills continue to tour the globe and will return to the US in September. All upcoming North American dates below - tickets are on sale now.

 

The Kills Tour Dates

9/2        Pomona, CA - Fox Theater

9/3        Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

9/4        San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park

9/7        Dallas, TX - Granada Theater

9/8        Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater

9/9        Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall

9/12      New Orleans, LA - House of Blues

9/13      Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater

9/14      Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works

9/17      Milwaukee, WI - The Rave

9/18      Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's

9/20      Portland, ME - State Theatre

9/21      Montreal, QC - Metropolis

9/23      New York, NY - Terminal 5

 

Ash & Ice is available now on 2xLP, CD, and digital download via The Kills / Dom Mart / iTunes

 

Ash & Ice Tracklist

1. Doing It To Death

2. Heart Of A Dog

3. Hard Habit To Break

4. Bitter Fruit

5. Days Of Why And How

6. Let It Drop

7. Hum For Your Buzz

8. Siberian Nights

9. That Love

10. Impossible Tracks

11. Black Tar

12. Echo Home

13. Whirling Eye