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Kills Seethe Infectious ‘Fever’

Stream the dark, eclectic rocker "U.R.A. Fever" from the duo's forthcoming third studio full-length.

William Goodman // January 18, 2008

With her rebound “Hotel,” a.k.a. Brit frontman Jamie Hince of transatlantic duo the Kills, model-cum-band-aid Kate Moss couldn’t have fallen further from the Doherty tree: Hince, along with co-vocalist Alison Mosshart(a.k.a. “VV”), subscribe to a decidedly non-slapdash methodology,incubating songs in both construction and production. And here, “U.R.A.Fever,” a new track from the their forthcoming LP, the follow up to2005’s No Wow excepted to drop in March 2008, exemplifies theirtactic. As an on-off-on telephone dial-tone murks in the background,the pair trade gloomy vocals over a vicious heap of glossy, shadowyguitars and industrial-esque instrumentation. The chorus arrives withstraightforward handclaps, thick undertones, and piercing guitarscreeches — a continual step forward into the art punk realm. Sateyour post-holiday hunger on a taste of the Kills’ yet-to-be detailedalbum, and hang tight over the winter, for the arrival of the new LP inspring 2008 will surely remedy fans’ fervent ‘fever’!

Now Hear This:
The Kills – “U.R.A. Fever” STREAMING MP3

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