The Kills

The Kills added to The Warehouse Project

The Kills

Electrifying duo The Kills, aka Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince, join one of WHP11′s most captivating live bills, curated by The Horrors.

Set to be one of WHP11′s darkest but no less energetic nights, Curated by The Horrors on 15th October sees the five-piece group bringing together their friends and favourites from today’s music scene. The Kills’ jagged alt rock is a perfect addition to the night. With a wave of critical acclaim for their most recent release Skying, The Horrors, alongside Mosshart and Hince, will see Store Street filled to the rafters.

Demand for WHP11 and the final Store Street parties is reaching fever pitch. Saturday 24th September (featuring Visionquest, Marco Carola, Four Tet +more), Saturday 8th October (headlined by Nero) and Friday 21st October
(featuring Carl Cox, Sven Vath + more) are now all sold out and no more tickets will be released for these dates.

Also now confirmed.
Genre-busting master of the re-edit, Todd Terje joins the line up for the Cadenza night at WHP11 on Friday 3rd
December.

The Grammy-nominated producer Nic Fanciulli and Detroit techno legend Derrick May will both take to the decks
on Saturday 1st October.

The Kills confirmed for Hard Rock Calling

The Kills

The Kills

The Kills – Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart – have today confirmed they will headline the second stage at Hard Rock Calling 2011. The show comes just days before the release of their new single, ‘Future Starts Slow’, on June 27th.

Following on from the news that the band’s biggest London headline show at Camden’s Roundhouse sold out over a month in advance, The Kills will join main stage headliners The Killers in what promises to be a line up to die for at Hard Rock Calling, set in the heart of London.
In addition to the Roundhouse show, the band embark on a nationwide UK tour from today, June 27th. A number of festival dates have also been confirmed including, Glastonbury (The Other Stage) and Reading & Leeds. The Full list of dates is below.
With four studio albums under their belt, including their latest release ‘Blood Pressures’, The Kills have gained critical acclaim and a cult following on both sides of the Atlantic.
The band’s new single ‘Future Starts Slow’, released through Domino Records, is a burst of fresh energy from the band, mixing unrelenting drums, Jamie Hince’s trade mark searing guitar sound and Alison Mosshart’s vocals. The track will be released as as a 7′ / Digital Download and backed with a new track to be confirmed.
Tickets for Hard Rock Calling are on sale now at www.hardrockcalling.co.uk
Tour Dates:
May 27th Central Methodist Hall, Manchester
May 28th Evolution Festival, Newcastle
May 29th ABC, Glasgow
May 31st Met Uni, Leeds
June 1st Academy, Oxford
June 2nd Anson Rooms, Bristol
June 3rd The Roundhouse, London (Sold Out)
June 24th Hard Rock Calling
June 25th Glastonbury Festival
August 27th Reading Festival
August 28th Leeds Festival

The Kills rocker Jamie Hince weds Kate Moss in secret ceremony

The Kills rocker Jamie Hince weds Kate Moss in secret ceremony

The Kills rocker Jamie Hince weds Kate Moss in secret ceremony

The Kills rocker Jamie Hince weds Kate Moss in secret ceremony.  The supermodel was reportedly joined in Sicily, Italy, by just a few close friends and family members as she tied the knot with The Kills rocker Jamie Hince ‘ who she started dating in September 2007 ‘ on August 7. A source said: “It was quiet – but still very romantic. ‘Kate’s had a fairly turbulent love life but she’s a romantic at heart. The plans were kept very quiet as Kate wanted the day to be low-key and purely a celebration of their love. She’s never been one for convention or tradition, but Jamie’s been there for her through thick and thin, and she simply felt the time was right.” Kate ‘ who wore a see-through white dress and was barefoot for the ceremony – and Jamie reportedly decided to go to the idyllic island to avoid as much attention as possible, and chose a small picturesque church to declare their love for one another. The British star’s eight-year-old daughter Lila ‘ whose father is Kate’s ex-boyfriend Jefferson Hack ‘ was one of three ringbearers at the ceremony.
The 36-year-old beauty was determined to keep the ceremony “spiritual” and the couple celebrated their love by dancing under the trees. Our source told us: ‘They planned the day for weeks and were so excited. Kate didn’t want a stuffy, formal do, but something spiritual. ‘Minutes after tying the knot, the giggling newlyweds were outside the church, dancing under trees.’  Kate has had an eventful love life since her rise to modeling fame as a teenager, and has dated many stars including actor Johnny Depp, photographer Mario Sorrenti and rocker Pete Doherty. She has been spotted wearing a huge rock on her ring finger several times over the past few months, and it is believed Jamie proposed on her birthday in January.

Sonic Youth, The Kills and Black Mountain on charity album

Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth, The Kills to appear on Elijah Wood charity album. Sonic Youth, The Kills and Black Mountain are just some of the artists that have donated tracks to Elijah Wood’s charity compilation. The album will be called ‘Elysium: A Benefit For The Art of Elysium’ and will raise money for, you guessed it, The Art of Elysium, which is a charity that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to dedicate their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions. Elijah Wood has musical cred, having signed Apples In Stereo to his Simian Records label. It looks like he was in fine musical form with the song selections here though.  The full track listing is:

Black Mountain – Tyrants
The Kills – Tape Song
Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars
Grass Window – Rattled Call
Music Go Music – Reach Out
Jeremy Jay – Beautiful Dreamer
Sleepy Sun – New Age
Wolf People – October Fires
The Golden Dogs – Permanent Record
Oh No Ono – Internet Warrior
Sonic Youth – No Way
White Denim – Yo-Yo
Malachai – Hear It Comes
Cave – Made In Malaysia
Ty Segall – Caesar
Balaclavas – Up The Newel
Earthless – Jull
Sweet Apple – Do You Remember?
The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself
Stardeath and White Dwarfs – New Heat

Kate Moss is having hypnotherapy to beat addiction

Kate Moss

Kate Moss

Known for her waifish figure, Kate Moss ushered in what would come to be known as the era of “heroin chic” with her rise to popularity in the early ’90s. Despite the controversy, Moss’ stardom grew throughout the decade and into the next, making her one of the profession’s highest-paid personalities. Over the years, Moss has also gained status as a tabloid celebrity, weathering controversy over her weight, bouts with drug abuse, and tumultuous relationships, most notably with actor Johnny_Depp and rocker Pete_Doherty, the latter of whom she became engaged to in 2007. Moss had a daughter, Lila Grace Moss, on September 29, 2002, with movie editor Jefferson Hack.Kate Moss is having hypnotherapy to beat addiction. Kate Moss is having hypnotherapy to help her give up cigarettes and alcohol in a bid to get pregnant. The supermodel – who in the past has insisted on having 100 cigarettes near her at all times – is reportedly taking action so she and her fiance, The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince, can start a family together. A friend told The Sun newspaper: ‘Kate is aware that she smokes heavily and probably drinks a little too much. So she has been to see a Harley Street therapist to help her break those habits. Jamie is keen to start a family and Kate knows that it would be wise to try and conquer her vices before she gets pregnant again.’ The British fashion icon – who already has a seven-year-old daughter Lila from her relationship with Jefferson Hack – tried to kick her nicotine habit in February 2009, but couldn’t quit permanently. However, her hypnotherapist seems to be having a positive effect on her. The pal said: ‘She’s really been enjoying her sessions and has already begun to see the benefits.

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Jack White had concerns over new music project

jack_white1JACK WHITE has admitted he had second thoughts about going public with his new band because he thought he’d be slammed by critics.  The White Stripes frontman said he was concerned that when he debuted his new band, the Dead Weather, he would be criticised for having too many musical projects.White frotns The Dead Weather with Alison Mosshart of indie two-piece The Kills, Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita and bassist Jack Lawrence.  But he said he was worried about starting his third collaboration because he didn’t want fans to assume he was only working with Mosshart to recreate the success of their respective rock duos.  Speaking to Uncut magazine, he said: “There was a self-consciousness, I think, but it was after the fact. When we started we didn’t even know we were making a record or starting a band.  “But when you’re finishing a project you remember, ‘Oh that’s right, we have to release this to the lions now.’ And people are going to say, ‘Oh right, they’re both in two-piece guy/girl bands.’ They’re going to think we did it on purpose.”   And the star said he only started the band because of the great chemistry among the members.  He added: “It was a happy accident. Everybody involved really inspired each other. If we’re hanging out and it’s really working, it’s unfair for me to say, ‘OK sorry. I have this other successful band. Sorry, too busy.’ That would be a shame.”

The Dead Weather will play New York next week

the_dead_weatherThe Dead Weather have announced their very show for the public, set to take place in New York next week. The project features The White Stripes’ Jack White and The Kills’ Alison Mosshart, along with Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs and Dean Fertita of Queens Of The Stone Age and performed a showcase in the offices of White’s label Third Man Records in Nashville on March 11 in front of 150 people. The band are currently gearing up for the release of their album ‘Horehound’, which was recorded at Third Man Studios earlier this year and will be released in June.

The album was produced by White and will feature lead single ‘Hang You From The Heavens’.
See http://www.thedeadweather.com  for more information.  The single will be backed up by a cover of Gary Numan’s ‘Are Friends Electric?’ and is available on iTunes now. The New York show will take place at Bowery Ballroom in New York on April 14.  Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, April 8 at 10am EST, and there will be a two-ticket limit per person

Kate Moss moving to the US

kate-mossThe British supermodel is relocating Stateside because her lover, The Kills’ rocker Jamie Hince, wants to try and make it in America.

A source said: “Jamie thinks it would help the relationship. Plus he fancies the challenge of cracking the US with The Kills. He and bandmate Alison Mosshart are looking into doing a massive tour this year so the timing would be perfect. And Kate already has modelling shoots pencilled in there. It makes perfect sense.”

Kate’s move will be welcome news for her London neighbours, who recently complained to the police about the star’s raucous 35th birthday celebrations last week.

A disgruntled neighbour said: “Several of us complained. It was just so uncomfortable. It’s been like that since she moved here last summer, on and off. They were having some kind of fancy-dress party. They were bringing in a moose head in a van and some high-backed chairs. We could not park our cars.”

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