I’ve had the pleasure of seeing these guys twice now.
Their live energy is always awesome, even if they do always focus on their new stuff. Their new stuff is always pretty awesome anyway.
I was excited about On The Bright Side for ages.
The prospect of one stage, 8 bands, on the Esplanade is just too inviting.
And with a quality line up, that we didn’t have to miss because of clashes.
It had been threatening to rain all week, but the prognosis on the morning was that the rain wasn’t going to get in the way.
A few pre-drinks at our place, and once everyone had arrived (and it looked like the football was over) we headed towards the train.
An unanticipated stop at the ATM meant that we missed the train that would be just in time for Foster the People.
As it happened we arrived just in time for the end of their set. We walked in as “Pumped Up Kicks” started and the atmosphere was a whole heap of people enjoying themselves which really was the vibe for the entire day.
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Firstly a disclaimer.
I love The Kills.
I love Alison Mosshart.
I watched The Kills by myself in 08 at V Fest whilst all my mates were watching Madness.
I saw The Dead Weather (almost a year ago to the day) and watched Alison more than Jack White. And defended her when my boyfriend was yelling “eat a sandwich”.
They are one of the bands where I own every album.
I was more than likely always going to like this album.
So with all my bias out in the open, I completely adore this album.
I love how some of the songs are so catchy, if they weren’t sung with Alison’s growling menace they would be immediate pop songs.
It sings of betrayal and lost love without smacking you over the head with ‘woe is me’.
It sounds like it has the grit of No Wow, with the song writing of Midnight Boom.
It typifys the sound of the Kills
And it’s currently in the 15 – 20 play count per track after a week.
Stand out tracks – DNA, Nail In My Coffin, Damned If She Do, Future Starts Slow
There was a recent article which came out linking listening of music to depression.
But my happiness measurement is how many new CDs I have.
Recently Added, which is the last two weeks.
The Kills – Blood Pressures
The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
Volcano Choir – Unmap
Portishead – Portishead
Field Music – Tones of Town
Dinosaur Jr – Farm
Antony & The Johnsons – Thank You For Your Love
The Tallest Man on Earth – The Tallest Man on Earth
Pavement – Brighten the Corners