Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince back after five years absence
The Kills have announced details of their fifth studio album ‘Ash & Ice’, also releasing the video for new single ‘Doing It To Death’.
‘Ash & Ice’ is set for release June 3 via Domino Records, five years after their fourth album ‘Blood Pressures’. See its tracklist in full below.
The album was produced by guitarist Jamie Hince and co-produced by John O’Mahony, who has previously worked with The Cribs.
The video for new single ‘Doing It To Death’ shows Hince and lead singer Alison Mosshart on the bonnet of a hease. Watch beneath.
Mosshart says in a press release: “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.”
Hince added: “I had a drink, and I just threw my cigarette in this glass of ice, and it was just as simple as that. It was like ash and ice, and I said I’ll just call it that. Which is kind of dull. I wish I’d come up with a better story, but that’s the truth of it. And I just like the connotation. It just sort of sounded right, and I liked the idea of it being these two opposite souls. I liked it being the idea of someone with a joint in one hand and a drink in the other.”
‘Ash & Ice’ artwork and tracklisting:
Doing It To Death
Heart Of A Dog
Hard Habit To Break
Days Of Why And How
Let It Drop
Hum For Your Buzz
The band will also play UK live dates in London and Newport later this year. See those dates beneath.
London, Village Underground (May 4)
Newport, Isle of Wight Festival (June 9-12)