Thursday, October 24, 2013

Video Of The Week: The Kills

Before they were dancy, Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince (a.k.a. The Kills) had a gloomy take on modern garage rock, not unlike Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Mosshart drew a lot of attention with this band, but even more so with her side-project with Jack White, The Dead Weather.

With this song, the title track off No Wow, they show the potential to round out a sound with just a voice, a guitar, and effects (namely a looper to repeat the drum-like parts and a drum machine). Simple, effective.

Also, they show the tremendous power of a pouty, hiding-her-face, dark-haired femme fatale and her ability to create an aura of charisma despite not having the best voice of all time nor looking like a model. It comes down to ''can she bring it?'', and she does.

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