Warming Up My Brains To See… THE KILLS


Already 12 years, in 2004 (I looked it up in my personal concert history book as my memory fails now and then) since I saw THE KILLS make some twisted noise for the
first (and only time so far), playing at the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium. They released
their blazing debut album ‘Keep On Your Mean Side‘ the year before. Alison ‘VV’ Mosshart
was really skinny and hid her face, all the time, behind her very long black hair. Weird
and damn cool at the same time…


She didn’t sing, she screamed, while Jamie “Hotel” Hince tortured his guitar like a mad man and tried to get some piercing backing rhythms out of a small beatbox between songs. Weird and cool at the same time. I loved it. I kept following the band’s releases but for reasons I can’t remember (that lazy memory!) I never saw them live again. With this year’s new LP ‘Ash & Ice’ – their fifth – I planned to see them finally on a stage again. But so far I couldn’t get tickets, beyond my will (very long story), for all of their 3 concerts in Belgium, my home country. So tomorrow, Friday, I’ll travel to the wonderful city of Amsterdam to
get my much-needed dose of that awesome duo. To warm up, here’s that brill song that probably messed up my memory over the years…

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