Om The Kills
The Kills' Alison "VV" Mosshart and Jamie "Hotel" Hince make danceable post-punk rock music aimed at the indie hipster crowd. The duo began creating its gritty music in 2000 while Mosshart lived in Florida and Hince lived in the U.K. Realizing it would probably be easier to work together in the same city, VV relocated to London, and they began writing music together. Inspired by the Velvet Undergound, Cabaret Voltaire and punk pioneers Suicide, the Kills take their cues from the '70s and '80s punk scene, but update it with experimental drum programming and a semi-gothic aesthetic.