THE KILLS Share Demo Of Unreleased Song ‘RAISE ME’ From Upcoming B-Sides And Rarities Collection

New sonic impulses

6 October 2020

One of my all-time favorite bands THE KILLS – hello, Alison – announced
the release of a career-spanning B-sides/rarities collection, including also
covers and stray-runoffs, on 11th December. Pre-order facilities here.

It’s called LITTLE BASTARDS which was actually the nickname for the drum
machine they used in the early days. “It was a Roland 880 which isn’t strictly a
drum machine. It’s a sequencer, and an eight-track recorder, with its own drum
machine built in, and that’s what we’d record all our beats on”
says Jamie Hince.

One of the tracks is a demo of RAISE ME, a song written in 2009
and previously unreleased. A bluesy vintage The Kills stopmper.

Here we go…

THE KILLS: Facebook


(photo by Turn Up The Volume! Paradiso Club, Amsterdam)

 

One Festival Track A Day Turns Summer Into Holiday – The Awesome THE KILLS At Reading UK 2008

21 August 2020


(photo by Turn Up The Volume! Amsterdam)

Band: THE KILLS
Song: PULL A U
Album: Keep On Your Mean Side (2003)
Festival: Reading, UK – 2018

One of Turn Up The Volume‘s all-time favorite bands ever
with Alison Mosshart as one of the coolest voices and
performers on this messy planet. Check her out, folks…

THE KILLS: Facebook


(photo: Turn Up The Volume!)

Ten Epic Live Performances I Never Ever Get Tired Of…

Hands up if you like these ten stunning tracks as much as I do. Ten standout performances that send shivers down my spine, ten goosebumps crackers I can listen to any moment of the day, ten stunners I heard for about 1 million times, and will countless times again in the future.

Here’s why…

1. Dead & Gone’ by TOY (UK)
Smashing psychedelia with a mind-blowing finale…

2. ‘I Am Mark E Smith by FAT WHITE FAMILY (UK)
One of the best live bands of the past 10 years…

3. ‘Chlorine’ by THE DISTRICTS (Philadelphia, PA)
Overwhelming passion, towering intensity…

4. ‘Despair’ by YEAH YEAH YEAHS (US)
Gorgeous pop queen Karen O at her very best…

5. ‘Baby I Call Hell’ by DEAP VALLY (California, US)
Kick-ass blues rock frenzy by two utterly cool ladies…

6. ‘Common People‘ by PULP (UK)
Jarvis Cocker‘s orgiastic performance leads to spectacular euphoria…

7. ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony by THE VERVE (UK)
Fist-pumping anthem…

8. ‘Laid’ by James (UK)
No festivals this year, but this is my ecstatic alternative…

9. ‘Fried My Little Brains’ by THE KILLS (UK/US)
I’m in love with Alison Mosshart, she does my brains in…

10. ‘Rocks’ by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)
The steamy ripper The Rolling Stones never wrote…

Picture This…

THE KILLS – Paradiso Club, Amsterdam – 2016


Wonderful Alison Mosshart


Electrifying Jamie Hince


Romantic moment


Pure coolness


Top show, great souvenir

Here are 15 reasons why I love THE KILLS

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(photos by Turn Up The Volume!)

FIVE INFLAMMABLE SUMMER BANGERS – Part 6…

Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

Another storming team of big bangers for another obstreperous week! Let’s rock…

1. ‘Skinny Little Bitch’ by HOLE
(Album: Nobody’s Daughter – 2010)

2. ‘Whirling Eye’ by THE KILLS
(Album: Ash & Ice – 2016)

3. ‘Wide Awake’ by Parquet Courts
(Album: Wide Awake – 2019)

4. ‘Lost Power’ by FRENCH VANILLA
(Album: How I Am Not Myself? – 2018)

5. ‘For Helvede’ by USE KNIFE
(Single 2019)

All Summer Bangers so far
collected here on Spotify

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See/hear you next week, music junkies…

SONGS TO CRY TO – Part 1 – Five Heartbreaking Pearls

Gripping music that makes you feel less alone when your heart and soul are broken…

1. ‘THE LAST GOODBYE‘ by THE KILLS
(Album: Blood Pressures  / 2011)

2. ‘PARTY AT SUNDAY‘ by COSMONAUTS 
(Album: A-OK! / 2016)

3. ‘EVERY TIME THE SUNS COME UP’ by SHARON VAN ETTEN –
(Album: Are We There / 2014)

4. ‘SOMETIMES I FEEL SO LONELY’ by PRIMAL SCREAM
(Album: Riot City Blues / 2006)

5. ‘LETTER TO GOD’ by HOLE
(Album: Nobody’s Daughter  / 2010)