The Kills London’s Village Underground show announced on May 4

The Kills London’s Village Underground show announced on May 4

Announce New Album Ash & Ice, To Be Released June 3 via Domino

Launch With New Single ‘Doing It To Death’, Watch Video HERE

Additional Worldwide Tour Dates Announced Including London’s Village Underground on May 4

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The Kills have unveiled details on their highly anticipated fifth album. Titled Ash & Ice, the album will be released June 3rd on Domino. Accompanying today’s announcement is the video for brand new single ‘Doing It To Death’, directed by Wendy Morgan (Janelle Monae, Laura Mvula) and shot in Los Angeles last month.

 

 

Watch the video for ‘Doing It To Death’

Over their almost decade-and-a-half career, The Kills have released four records. Each one a restless, reckless enigmatic art statement that bristled with tension, anxiety, sex, unstudied cool and winking ennui, yet not one of them sounded like the previous one. Ash & Ice is the follow up to 2011’s critically lauded Blood Pressures and was five years in the making in part due to Jamie Hince’s five hand surgeries, which resulted in him having to re-learn how to play guitar with a permanently damaged finger.

 

Unlike earlier albums, which have largely been written and recorded at Key Club Studio in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the bulk of the recording for Ash & Ice took place in a rented house in LA and at the world famous Electric Lady Studios in NYC. The album was produced by Jamie Hince and co-produced by John O’Mahony (Metric, The Cribs), and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Arcade Fire, Amy Winehouse) and Tchad Blake(Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys).

 

It was during Hince’s recuperation from surgery that he first started sketching out what would become the songs for the album. To shake up the writing process, Hince booked a solo trip on the infamous Trans-Siberian Express for inspiration while Alison Mosshart, now residing in Nashville, TN, wrote some of the most affecting, poetically candid lyrics that she ever has, painting word pictures that mine the dangerous terrain between romantic obsession, prophecy and tough love. Where previous albums had an air of detachment and emotional austerity, underpinned by an uneasy self-awareness and unexpressed anger, the 13 songs on Ash & Ice are more understated, less tempestuous and more affecting because of that, exposing the kind of push-pull you feel when you find yourself in a complicated but all-consuming relationship. Ash & Ice is The Kills at their emotionally charged, arresting best. Prepare to be slayed.

 

The album details come with additional tour dates, including a London show at Village Underground on May 4. All dates are listed below, and new shows go on sale this coming Friday, March 4.

 

The Kills Tour Dates

March 16 Mexico City, MX – House of Vans 50th Anniversary

March 17 Austin, TX – Culture Collide/StubHub Showcase (SXSW)

March 18 Austin, TX – Spotify House (SXSW)

April 7 Nashville, TN – Exit/In (Sold Out)

April 8 Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall

April 9 Columbus, OH – CD 102.5 Day (Sold Out)

April 11 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

April 12 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw (Sold Out)

April 13 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw (Sold Out)

April 15 Indio, CA – Coachella (Sold Out)

April 18 Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre

April 19 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

April 22 Indio, CA – Coachella (Sold Out)

May 1 Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
May 3 Paris, FR – La Cigale

May 4 London, UK – Village Underground

May 13 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival

May 14 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

May 19 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

May 21 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

May 22 Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall

May 23 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre

May 25 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

May 26 Kansas City, KS – Midland Theatre

May 27 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

May 28 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

May 31 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

June 1 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

June 2 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

June 4 San Francisco, CA – Fox Theater

June 9 – 12 Newport, UK – Isle of Wight Festival

July 6 Kiev, Ukraine – U-Park Festival

July 9 Moscow, Russia – Park Live Festival

August 6 Katowice, Poland – Off Festival

 

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Ash & Ice is available to pre-order now on 2xLP, CD, and digital download. Pre-order: The Kills / Dom Mart / iTunes

 

Ash & Ice Tracklist

1. Doing It To Death

2. Heart Of A Dog

3. Hard Habit To Break

4. Bitter Fruit

5. Days Of Why And How

6. Let It Drop

7. Hum For Your Buzz

8. Siberian Nights

9. That Love

10. Impossible Tracks

11. Black Tar

12. Echo Home

13. Whirling Eye

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