The Kills - No Wow
Artist The KillsSong title No Wow
New Single + Uk Tour
No Wow Released On Domino On October 31st
Mixes From Chicken Lips, Tiga, Mstrkrft And Test Icicles
After a summer chock full of festival appearances and a whirlwind tour of the U.S, The Kills return to the UK for an autumn tour and the release of a new single in October.
No Wow – the title track from their latest album – is released on October 31st with formats including some killer mixes of No Wow by MSTRKRFT (that's Jesse from Death From Above 1979), Test Icicles and Chicken Lips, and The Good Ones remixed by Tiga and two brand new songs 'The Void' and 'Half of Us'.
Ahead of the single release The Kills hit the road for a 10-date UK tour that includes a show at LONDON's Forum on October 20th. Support comes from the excellent Be Your Own Pet. Remaining dates as follows:
26th, LIVERPOOL, Academy; 27th, MANCHESTER, Academy 2; 28th, STOKE, Sugarmill; 29th, SHEFFIELD, Leadmill; 31st, OXFORD, Zodiac.
Ticket prices vary and are available from 24hr credit card hotline: 0871 2200 260 or www.gigsandtours.com.
Renowned for mashing the best bits of punk/funk/disco/electro/house into one side of vinyl, Chicken Lips add smacked out, creeping beauty to proceedings with their mix of No Wow. VV sounds like never before, all swagger, pout and a trail of devastation in her wake. The Lips' mix catches your eye, struts about enticingly, then slaps you in the face and gets in a cab. It's already rocking the terrace at Space - thanks to 2ManyDJ's – and proving to be a fixture in sets from Erol Alkan, Justin Robertson and Radioslave.
Jesse from Death From Above 1979 deconstructs the original of No Wow entirely, reproducing it in an outrageously addictive, put-it-straight-back-on-to-check-it-really-was-that-good MSTRKRFT remix. With the sheen of Richard X and the sex of, well, The Kills (who else), it will appeal to dirty disco heads, pop mavericks and pretty much anyone with any discernment whatsoever. Heavy, old school beats and a glammed-up VV vocal marry to perfection on what could just be one of the remixes of the year...
Raary Decihells from label mates Test Icicles delivers an electronic punk funk twister, a late 80s dancefloor vibe with a stomping beat and pulsing bassline.
Techno's favourite Canadian wunderkind Tiga grabs hold of No Wow's first single 'Good Ones' and takes it to new heights of steamy floor stomping and fringe tossing. The driving tempo is drenched in the fuzzy guitars and snarling duet of VV and Hotel's original, shoehorning what was a loose-limbed shaker into a more streamlined but no less potent club version. Oh, and the breakdown is a dead cert for pandemonium