The Kills – Satellite

Now that Alison Mosshart has extricated herself from the clutches of Jack White and The Dead Weather, The Kills have made a timely return with the slow-motion fuzzed-out skank of “Satellite”, the first single taken from their forthcoming fourth album Blood Pressures, due out May 4 on Domino Records. The accompanying video clip charts a seedy late night ride through The Specials “Ghost Town” against the backdrop of the faded glamour of a seaside town, in this instance, Canvey Island, just outside of London. As conspicous as a couple of jailbirds, co-Kill-conspirator Jamie Hince has taken to dressing like a young Johnny Cash, while Mosshart vamps it up in her Wednesday Addams chic. Recorded in Michigan and produced by Hince, Blood Pressures looks set to take things down an even darker road than 2008′s Midnight Boom. In the meantime, the band have scheduled a pre-release show in London at Heaven on March 31 and will be touring the US throughout April with synth-mavens Cold Cave.