The Kills are a duo formed by Florida born Alison Mosshart and British guitarist Jamie Hince. They met when they were both playing in different bands. She heard him practice in a hotel room and they started writing songs via mail. The process was so tedious (with tapes travelling back and forth across the Atlantic) that Mosshart decided to move to the UK. They started to compose simple, minimalist tracks with a drum machine. Domino released their first EP in 2002, “Black Rooster”, which caught the attention of the public. It landed them comparisons to The White Stripes, and they started an international tour.
In two weeks they recorded their debut album, “Keep Your Mean Side”, at the London Toe Rag studios, where The White Stripes made “Elephant”. It was released by Domino in 2003 and had a garage-rock sound with touches of blues and post-punk. In 2005 came “No Wow”, which saw them leaning more towards the latter two styles. It was followed by “Midnight Boom”. In the meantime, Alison Mosshart dedicated much of her time to The Dead Weather, a new project with Jack White, Dean Fertita (QOTSA) and Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs). As a consequence, The Kills' fifth effort, “Blood Pressures”, didn't come out until April 2011.
“Keep On Your Mean Side” (Domino, 2003)
“No Wow” (Domino, 2005)
“Midnight Boom” (Domino, 2008)
“Blood Pressures” (Domino, 2011)