Alison Mosshart says The Kills’ next album will be ‘completely different’

'Anything that sounds like it could have sat easily on any of the other records will probably get scrapped,' says lead singer

Alison Mosshart has said that The Kills‘ next album will be “completely different” with bandmate Jamie Hince currently looking to dubstep and reggae for inspiration.

The band are currently working on their fifth album, the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Blood Pressures’, although no title or release date has been set yet.

Speaking to Nashville Scene, a local publication in Mosshart’s new home town, the singer says: “We’re trying to make a record that’s completely different. Anything that sounds like it could have sat quite easily on any of the other records will probably get scrapped or reworked, played on some kind of different instruments with a completely different kind of rhythm and a completely different kind of feel. That’s what takes so long, is trying to break out of the thing that you know and you’re good at and trying to get good at something else.”


She goes on to explain, “You never know what’s going to happen with a record when you’re writing”. “It could be done all of a sudden in two months, or it could take another year. You get on these tangents, and you find new directions. You kind of follow the scent wherever it’s taking you. Sometimes it takes a long time. Sometimes it’s fast as hell.”

Earlier this year The Kills announced a number of live shows, including support slots for Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys. The band will also play a series of dates in north America, Canada and Mexico, and have been confirmed for New York’s Governors Ball and the Field Trip Festival in Toronto.