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The Kills' fourth nears finish

Alison Mosshart reveals a Midnight Boom follow-up is more than half completed

  • 26/04/2010
  • Georgie Rogers
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The Kills frontwoman Alison Mosshart has confirmed to 6 Music News she and bandmate Jamie Hince have made considerable headway with their next album.

“We’re kind of half finished, or three quarters of the way finished with the new record. I’m going to go back after this tour and finish it,” she explained.

The duo’s last offering Midnight Boom was released in 2008 and since she's been busy with her other band, The Dead Weather, a supergroup formed of White Stripes mastermind Jack White, Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age and The Raconteurs’ Jack Lawrence.

Fresh from an appearance at Coachella Festival in the US, The Dead Weather are gearing up to the release of their second record, Sea Of Cowards, on May 10.

The band has just announced a slot at Glastonbury’s 40th Anniversary bash. They played a surprise show at the Park Stage last year and are set to fill one of the TBC slots on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday 26 June.

The Dead Weather backstage at Coachella Festival 2010 (Photo by Georgie Rogers)

New Kills

Of teaming up with Jamie Hince again, Mosshart said: “It’s been great”. While she was confident their sound has developed, she admitted finding a new direction was one of the difficulties of making new Kills material.

“We always try to make a record that sounds totally different than the one before it or anything we’ve ever done, so that’s usually the hard part, finding that new thing to do between just two people.”

Mosshart said she feels incredibly lucky to have found on-stage chemistry with both The Kills and The Dead Weather.

“It’s all about the group of people you’re with,” she explained. “It took me forever, a whole lifetime it felt like, to find Jamie where I felt like that felt right and I feel that same feeling with these guys.

“It’s incredible that I’ve been able to experience that twice. It’s something that I almost think is impossible to find. I don’t really know what it is, but it’s good.”

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