The Kills have announced the release of their follow up to 2011’s Blood Pressure. Making the announcement via their various social media accounts, they have shared the news that their fifth album Ash & Ice will be coming out on June 3rd. The announcement also reveals that a brand new music video for Doing It To Death is available now.
— The Kills (@TheKills) March 1, 2016
The video depicts a progression of black Lincoln Continentals driving through a graveyard, with black-clad men dancing and carrying coffins behind them. The band, meanwhile, are rocking out on top of one of the cars. In the middle of the video, we cut to a small church where we find Alison Mosshart standing at the front, singing into the microphone with a cigarette in hand as the coffins are carried inside. In spite of the beautiful weather, the video is gloomy and creepy, matching the overall feel perfectly.
According to Pitchfork, the album was recorded between LA and the famed Electric Lady Studios in New York City. It was produced by the band’s guitarist Jamie Hince with the help of producer John O’Mahoney.
The band have also just extended their US and European tour dates, so fingers crossed an Australian visit is on the cards!
The Kills Ash & Ice track list
Doing It To Death
Heart Of A Dog
Hard Habit To Break
Days Of Why And How
Let It Drop
Hum For Your Buzz
Ash & Ice will be released on June 3rd via Domino.
Featured Image: Pitchfork
Album Cover Art: NME