The Kills have just announced details of Ash & Icetheir highly anticipated fifth album, due for release on June 3rd via Domino.

Five years in the making – and five hand surgeries later for Jamie Hince, who had to re-learn how to play guitar with a permanently damaged finger – Ash & Ice is the follow up to 2011’s Blood Pressures, and first up is the video for brand new single ‘Doing It To Death’, directed by Wendy Morgan (Janelle Monae, Laura Mvula) and shot in Los Angeles last month.

Unlike earlier albums, which have largely been written and recorded at Key Club Studio in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the bulk of the recording for Ash & Ice took place in a rented house in LA and at the world famous Electric Lady Studios in NYC. The album was produced by Jamie Hince and co-produced by John O’Mahony (Metric, The Cribs), and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Arcade Fire, Amy Winehouse) and Tchad Blake (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys).

Ash & Ice is available to pre-order now on 2xLP, CD, and digital download. Pre-order: The Kills / Dom Mart / iTunes

The Kills – aka Jamis Hince and Alison Mosshart – will play Village Underground in London on May 4th.

Upcoming Tour Dates…

March
16 House of Vans 50th Anniversary, Mexico City, MX
17 Culture Collide/StubHub Showcase, (SXSW)Austin, TX
18 Spotify House (SXSW), Austin, TX

April
07 Exit/In, Nashville, TN (Sold Out)
08 Headliner’s Music Hall, Louisville, KY
09 CD 102.5 Day, Columbus, OH (Sold Out)
11 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
12 Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY (Sold Out)
13 Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY (Sold Out)
15 Coachella, Indio, CA (Sold Out)
18 Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
19 The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
22 Coachella, Indio, CA (Sold Out)

May
01 Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
03 La Cigale, Paris, FR
04 Village Underground, London, UK
13 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta, GA
14 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
19 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
21Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
22 St Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
23 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
25 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
26 Midland Theatre, Kansas City, KS
27 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
28 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
31Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC

June
01 Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA
02 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
04 Fox Theater, San Francisco, CA
09-12 Isle of Wight Festival, Newport, UK

July
06 U-Park Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
09 Park Live Festival, Moscow, Russia

August
06 Off Festival, Katowice, Poland

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