When The Kills opened for the Raconteurs at San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival last year, it was apparent that the two bands well matched. The Kills gave one of the best performances of the weekend, warming up the crowd for The Raconteurs; one of the best shows I’ve ever seen (its a tie between Raconteurs @Treasure Island and Nico Vega @ The Viper Room).
I guess, Jake White felt the same way and has since recruited Kills’ front woman Alison Mosshart to front his latest side project, Dead Weather. The result is gritty, jarring and electric; a beautiful fusion of The White Stripes and The Kills.
Part of me wonders what this means for Kills guitarist Hotel, the other part wants to see Dead Weather go mainstream as proof that female fronted bands get airplay. I’ll not hop on my soap box about the radio blackout on female rockers though…
Check out the single “Hang You From the Heavens.” If you like The Kills and you were a fan of The White Stripes, there’s not doubt you’ll make room in your heart for Dead Weather