The Kills Inject New Album ‘Ash And Ice’ With Gritty Rock Minimalism
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:41:46
The Kills, Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart, are a presence of rock minimalism that counters the usual overstatement of emotion and macho swagger so often encountered in genre. With the release of Ash & Ice, their writing partnership has now produced five studio albums across a decade and a half of regularly dispatched quality and individualism.
With a an air of suitably grubby spirituality, the duo are the closest of friends, and equal partners in and exploration of tension, sexuality, death, release, and all the classic rock 'n' roll themes. A bad accident that left guitarist Hince without the use of a finger may well have derailed lesser artists. However, grit, determination, and the spirit of opportunity propelled The Kills into their latest endeavors.
Since the release of their last album, the highly lauded Blood Pressures, The Kills have been continuing their evolution with solo travel, and collaborative musical experimentation.
ARTISTdirect Interviews' Christopher Friedmann caught up with Jamie Hince to discuss his personal travels, the prospect of sharing special cuddles with Vladamir Putin, and the rare, indefatigable chemistry he shares with Mosshart when writing for The Kills.
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