Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills played a jaw dropping set on Thursday evening at Emo's during SXSW. The duo’s set list seemed to mostly be made up of songs off of their upcoming album, Blood Pressures, which ultimately made me extra excited for its release date.
Mosshart was the real star of the show. She commanded the stage with her gritty sultry voice and her sexy tough swagger. Throughout their performance audience members of both genders kept screaming for her hand in marriage. She spent time playing the guitar and the drums during their set which helped keep things even more interesting.
The chemistry Mosshart and Hince have with each other while on stage made the performance even better. The two spent an ample amount of time playing towards each other, which seemed to build the energy of the crowd. The highlight of the set was “No Wow,” which found the entire first few rows screaming along with Mosshart. Although I love The Dead Weather, I’m happy to see The Kills emerging as a more active project once again.