Ex-Florida punker Alison Mosshart has analyzed her current vocal style and come to some conclusions.
“I’ve always been incredibly inspired by blues music,” confesses the singer, who anchors two bands — The Dead Weather and a bareknuckled London-based duo (with axeman Jamie Hince) called The Kills. “I feel like that’s my music, that’s my country, and that’s where all my favorite bands have come from.” Which might prepare listeners for “Blood Pressures,” the long-awaited new Kills set hitting shelves April 5 via Domino.
In between Dead Weather dates, Hince (who maintains a busy social life with his supermodel girlfriend, Kate Moss) and Mosshart returned to their favorite desolate locale, Key Club Studios in Michigan, added textural new twists like piano and mellotron, and even embellished two cuts — “DNA” and “Satellite” — with the Rev Gospel Collective. Once again, the bandmates played every instrument themselves.
“So at the moment, I’m completely dedicated to The Dead Weather and The Kills,” says Mosshart. “And that’s really a lot of work for me, a lot of never being home.”
A U.S. tour will be announced shortly. For more information, visit http://thekills.tv/.