The Kills, 'Blood Pressures' (Domino)

8
Blood Pressures
Critical Mass
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Label: Domino

by Mikael Wood

Given Alison Mosshart's recent adventures with the Dead Weather (and Jamie Hince's escapades with fiancée Kate Moss), it's no shock that the new Kills record presents a more expansive sound from the London-based blues-punk duo. What's surprising, though, is how much their songwriting has evolved: "Satellite" is a creeping fuzz-funk jam, while "Nail in My Coffin" sports a catchy arena-glam chorus. With "The Last Goodbye," they even pull off an old-timey piano ballad about Mosshart's inability to "survive on a halfhearted love that will never be whole."

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Willow Smith — Easy Easy (King Krule Cover) " 02:37
  • 2 Little Big League — Tropical Jinx " 01:59
  • 3 ScHoolboy Q — Studio (Remix) Feat. Nas & BJ the CHicago Kid " 04:52
  • 4 White Arrows — I Want a Taste " 04:15
  • 5 Miley Cyrus — Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin (Cover) " 05:44

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA