The Kills

Outside the studio

Lunchtime at the radio station to squeeze off some photos of The Kills.

S’always odd having a band come in and set up quick-like — hardly affords any time to warm up and get comfortable with all the variables of a live set.

The two members of the group were almost like ghosts walking in daylight, with lead singer VV gravitating toward Buster the part-time studio dog (who lends a nice humane touch to the place) and everyone else plugging things in or looking for coffee.

Once they went on air though, the vibe cranked up several notches. I’m not sure on all the technical feats, but this band of two sounded like a band of more. It was pretty damn incredible with everyone tapping their feet or nodding their head in time to the big sound.

After that, there were grins all around.

I tend to take lots of the photos behind the glass of the studio ’cause I dislike being all up in someone’s face, especially if they’re likely just up for the day. But there are more photos posted up on woxy’s flickr account. Images are a bit more processed than usual.

They’ve a video on their site you can sample. If you dig em, I’d check em out live.

April US Tour Dates:
5 Cleveland, OH- Beachland Ballroom
7 Toronto, ONT- The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
8 Montreal, QUE- Le Petit Campus
9 Hoboken, NJ- Maxwell’s
10 Boston, MA- Paradise Rock Club
11 New York, NY- Bowery Ballroom
13 Washington DC- Black Cat
14 Atlanta, GA- The Earl
15 Orlando, FLA- The Social
16 Ft. Lauderdale, FLA- Culture Room

Then back from Europe for Coachella.