Blues-punkduo The Kills have just announced details of their fifth studio album, ‘Ash & Ice’, a headline show at Village Underground and released the video for new single ‘Doing it to Death’. Five years since the release of ‘Blood Pressure’ in 2011, it’s the news we’ve all been waiting for. Giving a taste of what’s to come when the LP finally drops in June, ‘Doing it to Death’ is the perfect teaser. With a heavy bassline, choppy synths and eery hooks this track is The Kills through and through; sharp, gritty and blues fuelled. Accompanied by a striking video that takes Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince to a surreal funeral.
The heavily choreographed, highly stylised funeral procession becomes strangely hypnotic; juxtaposing the darkness of the death against the blue-skied graveyard. ‘Doing it to Death’ has a raw edge and will make you fall in love with The Kills all over again.
‘Ash & Ice’ is due out 3rd June 2016 via Domino
MAY 4: VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, LONDON
JUNE 9-12: ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL, NEWPORT