The Kills: Blood Pressures
The Kills are Allison Mossheart and Jamie Hince, otherwise known as “VV” and “Hotel”. They provide us with a signature sonic footprint; gritty, overdriven blues riffs played on a sub-octave guitar over a drum machine. The vocals provide a sensual juxtaposition between soft harmonies and raking screams. In the three-year gap after Midnight Boom they have been busy with other projects: Mossheart in The Dead Weather and Hince as the most recent “indie-rocker” engaged to supermodel Kate Moss.
With these distractions in mind I was apprehensive for this record. However
In terms of the sound this album is a step away from the higher tempo floor filler Midnight Boom. A respectable well balanced album worth considering whilst browsing the aisles of your local record shop, or more likely Spotify; but unfortunately it doesn’t live up to No Wow.