Listen to The Kills cover Rihanna’s ‘Desperado’

The pair played it as part of a SiriusXMU live session

The Kills have covered Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ track ‘Desperado’ as part of a SiriusXMU live session. You can listen to it below before the entire show premieres on the station tomorrow (June 9) at 2am GMT.

The stripped down cover comes after the Anglo-American duo released their new album, ‘Ash & Ice’, last week (June 3). It was produced by guitarist Jamie Hince and co-produced by John O’Mahony, who has previously worked with The Cribs.

Hince’s bandmate Alison Mosshart spoke about the album in a recent press release in which she said, “One of the first songs that [Jamie] brought for the record was called ‘Ash and Ice’, and we loved the title. He does that all the time – he just starts with the title and he hasn’t written a word for the actual song.

“I guess he was sitting at some bar or some party or someone’s house, and it was just like people ashing into a glass of ice, in that disgusting thing that you just see all the time.”

In an interview with the Lena Dunham newsletter Lenny Letter earlier this week, Mosshart also opened up about her surprising route into music, revealing she got into the career through skateboarding. That was after the duo revealed extensive touring plans for later this year. You can see the UK dates below.

The Kills UK tour:

September 29 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
September 30 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
October 01 – Leeds, UK – Beckett Students’ Union
October 02 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
October 04 – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 1
October 05 – Bristol, UK – Anson Rooms
October 06 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 1
October 07 – London, UK – Roundhouse