Sunday :: New Belgium Stage :: 6:30 p.m.
— Brian F. Johnson
These are The Kills, and they are punk as fuck. Formed by American vocalist Alison “VV” Mosshart and British guitarist Jamie “Hotel” Hince, The Kills’ debut release was a sparse, lo-fi garage rock/blues hybrid recording. Though the band cites PJ Harvey, LCD Soundsystem and Royal Trux as immediate influences, the music press has largely compared them to the other boy/girl minimalist garage blues duo The White Stripes. Their latest album, the band’s third, Midnight Bloom was released in March 2008 and drew the band away from the scuzzy recordings of their past. One critic said that the new album is less “rock than what we’ve seen from The Kills in the past but the change of backdrop works wonders.”