I’ve been really unlucky this year. I’ve missed several opportunities to catch The Kills. They played two sets at SXSW, but the venues were a bit out of the way and usually had queues, so I gave them a miss. They then played the Village Underground but I was unable to get to a computer to buy tickets when they were released and by the time I did, they were sold out. So there was no way I was going to miss this gig at the Roundhouse.
Playing songs from their new album along with many of their greatest hits, the evening flew buy. They were both on top form. Alison prowling around the stage full, like the rock goddess she is. She’s still one of the best front person in the business. Pure rock and roll. Backing her ably on guitar playing his distinctive style of rock was Jamie. At times they really looked like they were enjoying being back on the road. A surprise for this tour was a drummer. I’ve long said that they need a drummer and it definetly added to the dynamic. It felt right. Yes, they still had their backing tracks, but the addition of a real drummer added to their sound.
Support was from Georgia, who I really didn’t like