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The Kills - "Whirling Eye" from 'Ash & Ice' released 2016 on Domino Record Co.
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Production: Wondros
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Video Commissioner: Dilly Gent
Line Producer: Grant Jue
DP: Dannel Escallon
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Editor: Sophie Muller

VR Supervisor: Peter Oberdorfer
Lead Stitching Artist: Justin Chin

Managing EP/ Dir. of Business Dev.: Michael Bennett
Executive Producer: Michelle Hammond
Producer: Kirsten Collabolletta
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Creative Director: Howard Shur
Post Supervisor: Carlos Gonzales
Compositor: Nate Skeen

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Ash & Ice
The Kills - Ash & Ice cover.jpg
Studio album by The Kills
ReleasedJune 3, 2016 (2016-06-03)
  • Rented house, Los Angeles
  • Electric Lady Studios, New York City
  • Jamie Hince
  • John O'Mahoney
The Kills chronology
Singles from Ash & Ice
  1. "Doing It to Death"
    Released: March 1, 2016
  2. "Heart of a Dog"
    Released: April 18, 2016
  3. "Siberian Nights"
    Released: May 24, 2016

Ash & Ice is the fifth studio album by indie rock band The Kills. It was released on June 3, 2016 through Domino.[1][2] The album was recorded in a rented house in Los Angeles and at Electric Lady Studios, New York City. It was produced by Jamie Hince and co-produced by John O'Mahoney.[3][4] It is promoted by the singles "Doing It to Death" and "Heart of a Dog".


  • 1 Formats and packaging
  • 2 Promotion
  • 3 Critical reception
  • 4 Track listing
  • 5 Personnel
  • 6 References

Formats and packaging

The album was made available as a CD – with a 20-page booklet with lyrics and album artwork[5] – and as digital download.

A limited edition double LP was also made available. The LPs are coloured in blue and pink and packaged into a wide spine jacket with a gold foil imprint. The release also includes two fold-out posters, two printed inner sleeves and an exclusive lyric zine , with the first 250 orders signed by the band.[6]


The lead single off the album, "Doing It to Death", was released on March 1, 2016.[1] It was accompanied by a music video directed by Wendy Morgan.[7] The second single from the album, "Heart of a Dog", and an accompanying music video directed by Sophie Muller were released on April 18, 2016.[8] "Siberian Nights" was released as the third single on May 24, 2016. A music video promoting the song was directed by American actor Giovanni Ribisi.[9][10][11][12]

In support of the album, the band are touring the United States from March through June 2016. The Kills also performed in Mexico City on March 16, in Amsterdam, Paris, London, Toronto and Vancouver in May 2016, and at the Isle of Wight Festival in June. In July, they will play at the U-Park Festival in Kiev, Ukraine and at the Park Live Festival in Moscow, Russia, as well as the Off Festival in Katowice, Poland in August[4] before returning to the U.S. in September and then back to Europe through October and November.

Critical reception

Ash & Ice received generally favourable reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 69, based on 15 reviews.[13]


  1. ^ a b Carley, Brennan (March 1, 2016). "The Kills Announce New Album, 'Ash & Ice,' With the Snarling 'Doing It To Death'". Spin. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ Mansfield, Mollie (March 1, 2016). "The Kills return with fifth album 'Ash & Ice' - watch 'Doing It To Death' video". NME. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ Minsker, Evan (March 1, 2016). "The Kills Announce New Album Ash & Ice, Share "Doing It to Death" Video". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Kills announce new album 'Ash & Ice', offer up 'Doing It To Death'". DIY. March 1, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ "CD". Domino Recording Company. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Deluxe LP and zine". Domino Recording Company. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  7. ^ "The Kills - Doing It To Death (Official Video)". YouTube. March 1, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  8. ^ Carley, Brennan (April 18, 2016). "The Kills Prep for 'Ash & Ice' With New Single, 'Heart Of A Dog'". Spin. Retrieved May 13, 2016. 
  9. ^ Havenson, Lyndsey (May 24, 2016). "The Kills share new song/video for "Siberian Nights" — watch". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  10. ^ Spanos, Brittany (May 24, 2016). "Watch the Kills' Chilling 'Siberian Nights' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  11. ^ Minsker, Evan (May 25, 2016). "Watch the Kills' "Siberian Nights" Video". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  12. ^ Carley, Brennan (May 24, 2016). "Wolves Dash Through the Darkness in the Kills' New 'Siberian Nights' Video". Spin. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Reviews for Ash & Ice by The Kills". Metacritic. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  14. ^ Mayo, Amanda Roscoe (May 31, 2016). "The Kills – Ash & Ice". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  15. ^ Jonze, Tim (June 2, 2016). "The Kills: Ash & Ice review – the same old riffs, but a spark remains". The Guardian. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  16. ^ Daly, Rhian (June 1, 2016). "The Kills - 'Ash & Ice' Review". NME. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 


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