The Kills

The Kills have emerged as international rock stars, setting the pace for the genre, shaping this era’s sound, and redefining what rock music can be in the 21st century. They’ve tallied hundreds of millions of streams across albums such as Keep On Your Mean Side, Midnight Boom, and Blood Pressures. Most recently, Ash & Ice spawned fan favourites, including Doing It To Death and Heart of a Dog. Inciting critical applause, Pitchfork hailed the latter as “an ambitious record that encompasses everything they’ve done before,” and DIY rated it “4 stars.” Moreover, their music has surged through dozens of television series and films, including the Academy® Award-nominated Children of Men. Returning home from the road in 2019, Alison and Jamie commenced writing for what would become the duo’s sixth-full length offering God Games. The old adage, “Make plans, God laughs,” couldn’t have been more apropos. Whether we look for him or not, we all find God somewhere. It could be in nature. It could be in church. It could be in the metaverse. It differs for each and every one of us. In terms of where God might be, The Kills aren’t necessarily saying, but the duo – Alison Mosshart (vocals) and Jamie Hince (guitar) – certainly sound like they’ve seen him. How else could you explain the primal call-and-response between Alison’s full body blues-soul vocal catharsis and Jamie’s swaggering, guillotine-smooth guitar transmissions? The Kills are a rare force of nature who can tour with Queens of the Stone Age or Guns N’ Roses and light up Coachella. We welcome The Kills and their messy, sexy rock n’ roll when they return to Splendour this July.