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Q:Which song of theirs was featured in the 2006 filmChildren of Men?
A:The song "Wait" was featured
inChildren of Men. The tune went on to garner airplay on Radio Avalon.
The Kills are a
bluesy singing outfit that blends a wide gamut of genres together, from electronic dance and pop to punk and alternative rock,
and fans all over the world eat up their music. Comprised of American singer Alison Mosshart and British guitarist Jaimie
Hince, this massively cool duo has been playing together since 2000, and they haven't stopped since. Their amazing vocals
and unforgettable tunes are not to be missed!
This indie rock band was formed by American singer
Alison Mosshart ("VV") and British guitarist Jamie Hince ("Hotel"). Their first three albums,Keep On Your Mean Side,No Wow,
andMidnight Boom, have attracted a large amount of critical praise.Blood Pressures, their fourth and latest studio album,
was released worldwide on April 4, 2011.
Before they formed the band, Mosshart had previously been in Floridian punk
rock outfit Discount, and Hince had been in the British rock groups Fiji, Scarfo, and Blyth Power. Mosshart overheard Hince
playing music in an upstairs flat in the middle of Mosshart's European tour with Discount. It was at that point that the pair
first met, and immediately began playing around with several music ideas. After Mosshart traveled back to Florida, she continued
to compose tunes with Jamie by sending her ideas overseas to London, where he lived. Mosshart began saving her money and eventually
moved to London. It was then that the duo was first formed, and they started calling themselves The Kills.
on, the pair wrote several songs together using a drum machine. In 2001, they finally decided to showcase their new tunes
on a demo tape. The duo was approached by a string of major record labels, but shunned all of them. Recording as VV and Hotel,
they performed the song "Restaurant Blouse," which was added to the compilationIf the Twenty-First Century Did Not Exist,
It Would Be Necessary to Invent It. Soon after, the pair recorded their debut release, theBlack Rooster EP, which was released
through British indie label Domino Records. The record was ultimately picked up for distribution by Dim Mak Records in the
Musically, the record provided a blend of garage rock and blues. The band has named Captain Beefheart,
PJ Harvey, LCD Soundsystem, The Velvet Underground, The Fall, Patti Smith, Suicide, and Royal Trux as their musical influences,
but the press has often compared them to The White Stripes.
After the pair toured across the globe, they entered Toe
Rag Studios, where the White Stripes had cut their albumElephant, to record their first full-length studio albumKeep on Your
Mean Sidein just two weeks. Distributed in the US and UK by Rough Trade Records, the album highly resembled the EP in terms
of style, with dark, experimental songs like "Fuck the People" and "Kissy Kissy." The record received much critical acclaim,
even though the White Stripes comparisons persisted.
The band is known for their anti-music industry attitude, which
is why they rarely give interviews. Mosshart often chain-smokes as he sings onstage, and rarely interacts with the audience.
At a New York City performance, right on the heels of a ban on public smoking, Mosshart went onstage with three bottles of
water, lit up a cigarette, and smoked through the whole show.
The Kills' sophomore album,No Wow, was released by Domino
Records on February 21, 2005. The disc featured an "artier" sound and embraced a host of post-punk influences. The album also
featured a 40-minute DVD documentary, which included several interviews, performances, and footage shot on tour. The lead
single offNo Wow, "The Good Ones," climbed to number 23 on the UK Singles Chart.
The Kills' third album, Midnight Boom,
was released in March 2008. The disc attracted new mainstream success for the group with a string of TV performances in the
UK; they performed live on Later With Jools Holland, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, T4, The Album Chart Show, Sound, Live
From Abbey Road, and From The Basement.
No Wowreached number 18 on the US Heatseekers chart.Midnight
Boomclimbed to number 1 on the US Heatseekers chart and number 16 on the US Independent Albums chart.Blood Pressuresreached
number 8 in France and number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 200 chart.