The Kills stick to the tried and tested formula of blues-rock that has served them so well on their previous three albums. After spending the past three years getting ‘papped’ with Kate Moss and joining Jack White in The Dead Weather, Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart have re-joined their drum machine to record a new album.
Although Blood Pressures follows the same format as other The Kills’ albums this is no bad thing as it is only when they slow it down with some ballads that the record begins to sound tired and really unsuited to the duos style. The bands recent exploits into the world of celebrity has made them appear less disengaged from their fans before which has been a problem with The Kills before. The band have also done what they do best by making a record that sounds like it should be played in a smoke filled back room of a hip New York bar.