Kills Unveil Short Performance Film

 

Spring tour dates also
announced.

 

By
Blurt Staff

 

IFC.com is hosting the premiere of The Kills’ intimate short film named after their current
album, Blood Pressures
it can be seen HERE.

 

The nearly eleven minute
short offers a playful and close-up look at the duo during the
making of the album. Directed by Will Lovelace and Dylan
Southern for thirtytwo, it features them performing “The Last
Goodbye,” “Pots and Pans” and “Baby Says” off the new
album as well as interviews and other never before seen footage.

 

Blood
Pressures
debuted in the Billboard
Top 40 and has received some of the most glowing reviews yet in the band’s
career, including the following 9-star review recently published online and in
the print edition of BLURT:

 

At SXSW a couple of
years ago Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince put on one of the event’s most
explosive showcases, period. Equal parts Hince’s depth-charge, punk axe squalls
and Mosshart’s feral Patti-meets-PJ yips ‘n’ snarls, the songs sheared through
the cerebral cortex like a psychedelic solar wind. Take no prisoners.

 

Yet for Blood
Pressures a kindler/gentler Kills
surfaces in places: the ornate Brechtian pop of “Satellite”; the stately piano
and strings encircling an uncharacteristically restrained Mosshart on “The Last
Goodbye.” Ultimately, though, this is deliciously schizoid traipse through the
duo’s record collection, dipping into everything from motorik trance-rock and
glutinous glam to ‘80s-throwback New Wave and mutant girl-group pop.

 

Nobody’s dialing back
nothin’ here – in the percussive, bluesy “Heart is a Beating Drum” Mosshart
sneers, “It’s not the door you’re using/ But the way you’re walking through
it,” and you almost get the sense that she’s waiting for you behind that
metaphorical door, clutching a shiv.

 

The Kills Spring 2011 North American Tour Dates:

 

* w/ Cold Cave & The Entrance Band

** w/ Cold
Cave

^ w/ Cold Cave & Black Angels

 

May 3
              Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre *
May 4
             
Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
May
5              
Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
May
8              
Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
May
9              
Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market *
May 10             Portland, OR @ Wonder
Ballroom *
May 11             San Francisco, CA @ The
Fillmore *

May
13             Los Angeles, CA
@ The Music Box **

May 14
            Pomona, CA
@ Fox Theater ^

August 5-7        Chicago, IL
@ Lollapalooza

August 8           New York, NY
@ Terminal 5

 

 

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