The Kills: 'We used to live in a dream'

The band open up about their new photography book

The Kills: 'We used to live in a dream'

Photo: Kenneth Cappello

The Kills have opened up about the making of their new photography book in celebration of their ten years together.

The book, Dream And Drive, features photographs taken by Kenneth Cappello across the decade, documenting the duo on and off stage throughout their career. It will be released on August 16.

Speaking to NME about the book, singer and guitarist Jamie Hince explained that using Cappello was easier for the band: "It was the first time that we'd had someone around taking pictures where we weren't embarrassed and it wasn't intrusive," he said. "Normally when someone's doing that you just bat them away, whereas it was just like hanging out with a mate and him capturing these moments."

Hince says compiling the book made him reminisce about the band's career. "We were looking through all these contact sheets and before we knew it there were thousands and thousands of photos and it hit me how much of a dream we'd been living then. I don't mean The Dream, I mean we were in a dream." He added:

You remember the reality of some of these shows and then you see the pictures and realise we were playing to about 25 people. Yet somehow this magic would come, this faith that we were going to really do something."

As well as releasing 'Dream And Drive', the band also celebrated their anniversary with a special commemorative show at New York's Terminal 5 earlier this year, equipping the venue with five free photobooths for audience members to use.

Speaking to NME earlier this year, Alison Mosshart revealed that The Kills had already begun writing new material for a follow up to last year's 'Blood Pressures'. "We've been writing a lot on the road," she said. "It feels like it could be the next thing – although I never know what the next thing's going to be. We've got a whole bunch of new Kills songs written and ready to go, it's just a case of heading into the studio."

The Kills - standout photos from their first ever book

Read More On This Artist

More News
Vine of Maple The Dog playing drums to White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' goes viral
Midweek chart update: The Prodigy outselling James Bay two to one in race for top spot
Run The Jewels' third album will be 'the hardest shit you've ever heard'
Paul McCartney says he finds inspiration for new songs on the toilet
Lana Del Rey and Grimes to tour US together this summer
Avril Lavigne says she 'thought she was dying' following Lyme Disease diagnosis
Madame Tussauds hire 'tissue attendants' to dry eyes of teary One Direction fans after...
The Cribs claim that 'old school dinosaurs' have blocked their efforts to become a...
Royal Albert Hall discover Beatles 'hidden documents' in April Fool's Day spoof
Jarvis Cocker speaks out against demolition of Sheffield record shop
George Ezra reveals he has quit drinking
Noah and The Whale split up in order to focus on solo projects
Jessie Ware says she didn't meet Nicki Minaj despite performing together live
Miley Cyrus, Michael Stipe and indie labels rally against Indiana's 'Religious...
Drake to headline Wireless 10th birthday event in London
US political magazine mistakenly refers to Rihanna as 'Jay Z's wife'
Franz Ferdinand and Sparks confirm details of joint album – hear new song 'Piss Off' now
Janelle Monáe shares new track 'Yoga' - listen
Ride to play intimate UK warm-up show ahead of tour
Nick Jonas smokes a cigar in 'Chains' video - watch
Ed Sheeran adds dates to North American arena tour
Madonna on possible autobiography: 'I'm a storyteller, that's what I think of...

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM