The Kills' vocalist, Allison Mosshart, declared: “I want to be Iggy Pop when I grow up”.
The Kills have spoken of their appearance at the Isle of Wight festival last night, performing just before Iggy Pop on the main stage.
Headlined by The Who, Saturday at the Isle of Wight main stage also boasted performances by Richard Ashcroft, The Corrs, Turin Brakes and Alabama 3.
Speaking after the performance, The Kills' guitarist, Jamie Hince, said that Isle of Wight is the only festival he's ever been to when he's not playing. "A few years ago, I was watching it on tele and just thought it looked bloody brilliant, so hopped in the car and drove down the next day," he said.
Hince continued, "When the offer came in and we knew we'd be playing on the same stage as Iggy, it was a no brainer. It was just unbelievably good. I was on the floor by the time he came off, it's a masterclass in performing," he said. Allison Mosshart added, "I want to be Iggy Pop when I grow up – he's the master."
The Kills, rock band formed by Allison Mosshart, vocalist, and Jamie Hince on guitar, released their fifth album, Ash & Ice, on June 3, 2016. The album is heading for the Top 20 in the UK Album Chart this week, "To have a top 20 is really important" to him, citing his childhood memories of growing up with the UK album charts” Hince said.
See the official video of Doing It To Death, taken from Ash & Ice.