((The Kills)) Band Profile and Upcoming SXSW Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Blues-punk duo VV and Hotel of The Kills crank out gritty, sneering sex rock that's really, really loud. Hold up, go back and read that first sentence again. The dude's name is Hotel. WTF? Maybe he can hook up a duet with The Edge sometime.

In 2000, VV's Florida punk band disbanded and she started exchanging tapes with London's Hotel (oh man, I can't write that name anymore -- it's just too damn funny) à la The Postal Service. Thinking they could write faster if they lived in the same country, Hotel (damn, did it again) made the trek across the Atlantic. They recorded a demo, followed by an EP, and the rest is Rough Trade history.

Perhaps a meaner, skuzzier Velvet Underground, The Kills need your desire to be rocked by them. And they have a pretty good formula: loud, fast and sexy songs. Pretty good for a band in which 50% of its members are named Hotel.
Published August 26, 2004
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