The Kills in 'strange' new LP sessions

19/10/09

The Kills
Jamie Hince partners Alison Mosshart in The Kills

Alison Mosshart, lead singer of The Kills, has described sessions for their new album as "strange".

The London-based duo, which Mosshart fronts alongside guitarist Jamie Hince, are currently working on the follow up to 2008's Midnight Boom.

However, the singer said that the pair have an odd method of working.

She said: "[We have a] strange method working because there are only two of us and I'm not a very good guitar player so it's a lot of work for him [Hince]."

'Strange method'

Mosshart added: "We always take a while to do things. There are only two of us and we have such a strange method of working."

"I write really fast, I write like five songs a day and I'm like 'Jamie, listen to these' and he's like, 'Four of them are really bad and one of them is amazing'.

We always take a while to do things. There are only two of us and we have such a strange method of working
Alison Mosshart, The Kills

"Certainly he's got a lot more to do - we can't kind of sit in a room and jam like a traditional four piece band."

The band commenced work on their forthcoming fourth album after completing a stateside tour with The Horrors in May.

Mosshart spent much of the summer touring and recording with her other band, Jack White's The Dead Weather, before uniting with her writing partner.

"I came back and spent all September here in London and we worked for a month straight and we actually got somewhere quite solid," she explains.

"We don't really have drums for everything and that kind of changes everything - it turns a song that's on an acoustic guitar into something quite intense.

"It's like walking a tight-rope when you add a drum beat.

"Everything is at those beginning stages when we have songs, we have structure and we have melodies but its not been electrified."

A title or date for the album has yet to be confirmed.