The Kills

  • Thursday 28 July 2016

Following the announcement of Australian headline shows, Frontier Touring can confirm that Anglo/American duo The Kills will return to New Zealand this July

It’s been seven years since The Kills last played New Zealand and their highly anticipated return has been rumoured since news broke of their upcoming Australian show dates (including sold out appearances in Melbourne and at Splendour in the Grass!)

Jamie Hince (guitar/vox) and Alison Mosshart (vox/guitar) return to New Zealand this winter in support of their upcoming fifth album, Ash & Ice, set for release on Friday 3 June via Domino Recording Co. The pair recently unveiled a hot new single – the snarling, electric ‘Heart Of A Dog’ – the second taste from Ace & Ice, with lead single ‘Doing It To Death’ also on the airwaves.

The Kills bristle with tension, anxiety, sex, and unstudied cool on tracks such as ‘No Wow’, ‘U R A Fever’, ‘Satellite’ and ‘Future Starts Slow’. Currently performing sold-out shows in the USA as part of their 2016 major world tour – which included slaying it at the world’s hottest festival, Coachella, their visit down under promises to be one to remember.

‘Whether coiled in a white guitar cord during the churning windup of “Kissy Kissy” or blasting full force through the fresh track “Doing It To Death,” Alison Mosshart and her partner in starkness, Jamie Hince, remained relentless, reminding pit onlookers like Katy Perry and Jared Leto what a torrential force they can be.’ – Consequence Of Sound, Coachella review

‘The Kills were a volcanic presence, kicking at the warm desert air, as guitarist Jamie Hince built crushing riffs equal parts ancient blues and Velvet Underground. Singer Alison Mosshart barked and purred for “No Wow”, and prowled the stage.’ – Rolling Stone, Coachella review

‘The effortless cool of Allison Mosshart and Jamie Hince is never-ending. The duo’s newest single, “Doing It To Death”, doesn’t skip a beat from band’s previous catalog of grit-grinding musical bliss.’ – Monster Children

‘Nothing says a nightcap like the electronic-infused guitars of The Kills. Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart possess onstage chemistry so rare that seeing it in the flesh is a legitimate thrill’ – SPIN @ SXSW 2016

The Kills - Doing It To Death (Official Video)

The Kills - Last Day of Magic (2008)