The Kills - Reading Festival 2011 review

'Feedback and static issues prevent it from being enthralling'

The Kills - Reading Festival 2011 review

Photographer: Peter CorkhillHollie Garraway on 27 August 2011


As a duo, The Kills - Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince - make the sound of a ten-man band. Waves of shoegaze effect pedals and soulful vocals, alongside gospel backing singers, wash over the Radio 1/NME Tent against a leopard print lit backdrop.

'Long Time Coming' is excellent as they vibe from each other with slow, raw, dirty blues riffs. Feedback and static issues prevent it from being enthralling though and lack of crowd interaction makes it feel more like background music rather than the main event. 'Tape Song' is the set highlight.

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