Thursday, January 31, 2008

You're boring when you're straight

Take a look at the new video from transatlantic lo-fi rock combo The Kills. If you like Garbage, Blondie, The Killers or LCD Soundsystem, you will like this.

The Kills - Cheap and Cheerful

The band are singer Alison "VV" Mosshart from Disneyland's Florida and British guitarist Jamie "Hotel" Hince. They are quite happy to be compared to their friends the White Stripes, with whom they share a strange in-concert erotic tension.

Like the Stripes, they claim to be "just good friends", but in 2003 the NME asked Jamie if he got jealous when groupies flirted with Alison and he went all weird.

"I don't want to talk about it, but the answer is yes and that's it," he said after a scarily extended pause. Ooo-er.

The band are not to be confused with their altogether-more-popular near-namesakes The Killers. "I want to hit and punch anyone who makes that mistake," says Alison, who also hates being called the new PJ Harvey. "She's still alive. So I can't be," she notes.

So that's the Kills. Expect more misdirected anger, sexual antics and quirky rock-with-a-drum-machine when they release their third album, Midnight Boom, in March.

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