As previously reported on NME.COM, The Kills had played a SXSW gig earlier in the day already, performing an afternoon show at the Fader Fort.
Taking the stage at midnight (CMT), Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart – the latter wearing a striking green had and leapoard-skin jacket – played a ten-song set which climaxed with fan-favourite ‘Fried My Little Brains’.
The duo opened their show with a rendition of recent single ‘U.R. A Fever’, and followed it with numbers from their recent album, ’Midnight Boom’.
During ’Long Time Coming’ the pair stared at each other intently, while later in the set Hince leant over and twanged Mosshart’s guitar as she played.
After their half-hour set The Kills left the stage to rapturous applause from the huge crowd, many of which had queued specifically to see the band.