Review of No Wow Single by The Kills

The Kills

The Kills No Wow Single

No Wow
Domino Records
Single Review

The black magic indie outfit of the part English (Hotel, aka Jamie Hince) and the rest American (VV, aka Alison Mosshart), provide a rumbling offering that increases in intensity when the femme's vocals reach boiling point. Mysteriousness and darkness collides in this title track from their second album, making a compelling conglomeration that is facilitated by the bruising drum machine beats.

'No Wow' is given a spacey feeling by way of a MSTRKRFT (alias Jesse from Death from Above 1979) remix. It is surprising how malleable the sound and The Kills themselves are, given their uncompromising nature that came across via the coveted debut album; 'Keep On The Mean Side'. A throbbing drum n bass style mix by Backstage Sluts of fellow 2nd album offering; 'The Good Ones' promotes the number to a tripped out dance floor crasher. We are certainly seeing the enigmatic pair in a new light here.

David Adair

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