Experimental Music Love

March 9, 2009

The Kills – Black Balloon

Filed under: Single Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 1:45 am

The Kills – Black Balloon

With The Thrills now thankfully defunct, The Kills have settled into being the best band around ending in ‘ills’ rather comfortably.

A world away from the uninteresting, wispy whimsy of their former challengers, Black Balloon is a menacing song of naked darkness, stripped to a song’s essentials forcing every not and every beat and every ‘aah’ to be noticed. Not that this is anything approaching catchy indie though.

There may be handclaps, but they’re not the joyous celebrations of The Shins, this is the ominous beat of the playground as the kids call for a fight. Something bad is about to happen.

With Alison Mosshart bringing the angels to hell with her vocals, this is a record free of positivity, but simmering in beauty.

Release Date: 23 Mar

7.8/10


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1 Comment »

  1. intriguing. Well written revue πŸ™‚

    Comment by beautykillsband — September 25, 2009 @ 10:23 pm |Reply


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