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)

THE KILLS – ‘Impossible Tracks’ – Live On American TV – The Late Late Show 2016

Ecstatic live performances

THE KILLS playing ‘Impossible Tracks‘ on The Late Late Show
in February 2016. Sexy, sassy, steamy and shaking. Perfect!…
One of the coolest live bands that ever walked this planet.

Some months later that year, in October, Turn Up The Volume! saw them
playing, a hell-raising concert, in the legendary Paradiso Club in Amsterdam


I see you, Allison


Riff machine


Killer performance

(photos by Turn Up The Volume!)

THE KILLS – ‘Whirling Eye’ – Live On American TV 2017…

Smashing live performances of smashing knockouts

‘Whirling Eye’ by THE KILLS
The Late Late Show 2017

KILLSSSSSS

Razor-sharp riffs, licks & hooks and one of the coolest frontwomen ever… Alison Mosshart

[Verse 1]
Hollywood, 2AM
Questioning everything
Neon red, white and blue
Catching up with you
Got a dream? Doesn’t mean
You know what to do

You watch me like a hawk
Do you need what I got?
You find yourself alone inside
A mirror and a kiss
What you want is hard to find, and…
It’s hard to miss

[Chorus]
Get the vision, get the vision, get the vision, come on
Get the vision, get the vision, get the vision, come on

[Verse 2]
76, high noon
Revving up your lead balloon
Cruisin’ on Ventura fumes
When you need more than a smile
Traffic’s rough, oh SOS
In your orbit of desire

[Chorus]
Get the vision, get the vision, get the vision, come on
Get the vision, get the vision, get the vision, come on
Whirling whirling whirling whirling, eye, eye, eye, eye, eye, eye, eye
Get the vision, get the vision, get the vision, come on
Get the vision, get the vision, get the vision, come on

SH
From their 2016 album ‘ASH & ICE’ – stream here

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THE KILLS: Website – Facebook – Discography

THE KILLS – Filthy Blues Garage Debut LP ‘KEEP ON YOUR MEAN SIDE’ Turns 15…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

30 March 2018

BAND: THE KILLS

ALBUM: KEEP ON YOUR MEAN SIDE – debut LP

RELEASED: 1 April 2003 – 15 years ago…

Pitchfork wrote: “The Kills won’t need to fish for complimentary comparisons, suckers are jumping out of the water. I’ll be damned if vocalist ‘VV’ (nee ‘Alison Mosshart’) doesn’t have a picture of ‘PJ Harvey’ at her bedside, and the same goes double for instrumentalist ‘Hotel’ (Londoner Jamie Hince) re: Neil Hagerty. These influences aren’t as disparate as they seem:
while ‘Harvey’ and the ‘Royal Trux’ worked on different sides of the fidelity line, they were both attempting expansive, ambitious modern updates of the blues. ‘The Kills’ aim is just about the opposite, despite the stylistic similarities, they’re trying to return the pillaged form to its simpler roots. If they should break through to the mainstream, ‘The Kills’ probably deserve it more than most. Their poses are balanced with enough genuine emotion to approach the sum of their influences; they play with more style and flair than almost any band in a scene where the former is usually all that matters. Still, it’s a bitter reality: they’d never be getting this kind of attention if it weren’t for the ‘White Stri– fuck!”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: When this raw, basic rock ‘n’ blues powerhouse came out it sounded like nothing else around at the time. Hince‘s roaring riffs, red-hot riffs and bang-up licks along Mosshart‘s primal screams, sensual howling, and sexy healing just felt spot on. Thrashy nasty and kick-ass bluesy. I became a fan instantly. I still am.

* FRIED MY LITTLE BRAINS Hell bloody hell yeah!

* KISSY KISSY Sultry, spicy and sticky

* FUCK THE PEOPLE Smoking live version (Paris, 2011)

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Album in full (original track list: #1-#12)

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THE KILLS: Website – Facebook – Discography


Hottest duo around – then and now

THE KILLS Back With New Single – A Slow-Burning Cover Of Rapper SAUL WILLIAMS’ Ripper ‘LIST OF DEMANDS’ (REPARATIONS)…

Vibes that thrill us in a way we want to scream out loud…

1 March 2018

THE KILLS just dropped a new single, a cover of ‘LIST OF DEMANDS (REPARATIONS)‘.

The band explains on their website: “It was originally recorded by Saul Williams and has
been a longtime staple of our pre-show playlist. Saul was kind enough to share some thoughts about the song and the transformative role of covering other artists.”
America’s notorious rapper Saul Willimas tells in statement on the band’s website what he feels about the
cover of his song: ” I liked The Kills before they chose to cover ‘List Of Demands’. If they can
feel themselves in that song it’s because they are as much a part of it as I am.”
You can read
his whole message right here.

Watch/listen…

Available on 7″. Info here.

And here’s Saul Williams original version…

THE KILLS: Facebook / SAUL WILLIAMS: Facebook