The Kills Midnight Boom Review. Midnight Boom will please any skinny jean, leather-jacket wearing indie rocker. When American Alison 'VV' Mosshart overheard Jamie 'Hotel' Hince thrashing his guitar in the hotel room above her a partnership was born. Leaving behind their pasts with Floridian punks, Discount, and British rock bands, Blyth Power and Scarfo, the pair started air mailing work tapes across the Atlantic. Overcome with frustration, Mosshartt upped sticks from sunny Florida to grey London and the Kills - a boy, a girl and a drum machine - were born. Midnight Boom is the pair’s third studio album. As ever, there are elements of PJ Harvey, LCD Sound System (use of the wood block and interesting percussion) but thanks to Spank Rocks' producer, Alex Epton, a more modern funky sound.
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The saving grace of Midnight Boom is the Kills ' desire to break these songs open and see how they work, what makes them tick. The beat-first. The Kills still have problems with a big, memorable chorus–-assuming, indeed, that was ever their intention--but Midnight Boom is all about grit and grooves, and. Midnight Boom is the third album by indie rock band The Kills, released on March 10, 2008, through Domino Records (March 17, 2008, in the United States).
When American Alison 'VV' Mosshart overheard Jamie 'Hotel' Hince thrashing his guitar in the hotel room above her a partnership was born. 0:00 - U.R.A. Fever 2:16 - Cheap and Cheerful 4:41 - Tape Song 8:18 - Getting Down 11:15 - Last Day of Magic 14:36 - Hook and Line 16:39.
Not surprisingly, for a rock girl/boy duo, the Kills have been compared to fellow garage minimalists, the White Stripes. However in this case it's the female who leads the vocals. If Brian Molko were a girl, he'd be VV. The first single to come off this, their 3rd album, U.
A Fever, with it's heavy trip hop beats, only hints at the dirty grungy sound that is more present through. Getting Down and Cheap and Cheerful showcase their sparse, lo-fi, minimalist approach to songwritting as handclapping and drums are played in equal measure. Like Detroit's Stripes they have taken an anti-careerist, anti-music industry stance leading to accusations of hypocrisy in the face of a recording deal with RCA in the States. In interviews they like to brazenly smoke. It seems they're a band who like to contradict – anti-smoking smokers, anti corporate label pushers - so it's no surprise that Midnight Boom is at once melodic AND screamingly loud. What it isn't however is anything new.
That said, the band does a good job with post-Strokes, New York punk rock, and Midnight Boom will please any skinny jean, leather-jacket wearing indie rocker. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page.