The Kills' release sixth studio album 'God Games': Blending seductive bravado with innovation

Today sees the official release of The Kills' long-awaited sixth studio album, 'God Games', on Domino. Throughout the record's 12 tracks, the duo of Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince dive headfirst into new sonic territory, delivering a hypnotic and propulsive album while maintaining the band's signature seductive bravado.

At the heart of 'God Games' is the primal call-and-response between Mosshart's full-bodied vocal catharsis and Hince's swaggering, guillotine-smooth guitar transmissions. The album pushes the boundaries of their signature sound, incorporating innovative electronic and brass textures, crystal-clear production and deeply human lyrics. Notably, it features a collaboration with the Compton Kidz Club Choir on tracks 'LA Hex' and 'My Girls My Girls'. The album's creation began in 2019, with the duo recording in an old church led by Academy and GRAMMY Award-winning producer Paul Epworth, who served as their soundman in 2002.

The Kills have garnered hundreds of millions of streams for albums such as 'Keep On Your Mean Side' [2003], 'No Wow' [2005], 'Midnight Boom' [2008] and 'Blood Pressures' [2011]. Most recently, 'Ash & Ice' [2016] spawned fan favourites such as 'Doing It To Death' and 'Heart of a Dog'. The latter was hailed by Pitchfork as "an ambitious record that encompasses everything they've done before", while NME gave it a 4-star review, calling it "a career highlight". Following the praise of 'Ash & Ice', the band ventured back in time, delving deep into their B-sides and rarities with 'Little Bastards' [2020], a compilation album featuring a previously unreleased demo entitled 'Raise Me'. Meanwhile, The Kills have been working on the reissue of their acclaimed album, 'No Wow (The Tchad Blake Mixes)' [2022], featuring remastered and remixed versions of the seminal album.

In 2023, they look ahead. They're that rare force of nature whose music leaves every listener in awe, and 'God Games' promises to add to their record of bending genres and pushing musical boundaries.

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