The Kills have announced a new rarities album titled Little Bastards, and have shared a previously unreleased demo of "Raise Me" as the lead single.
"Raise Me" is a previously unheard demo from The Kills' Midnight Boom era, and is the first of 20 tracks to be shared from the duo's rarities LP.
The LP's title Little Bastards is inspired by the duo's affectionate nickname that they gave to a drum machine. The Kills' Jamie Hince says, "It was a Roland 880, which isn’t strictly a drum machine – it's a sequencer, and an eight-track recorder, with its own drum machine built in, and that’s what we’d record all our beats on."
Little Bastards will feature Midnight Boom digital bonus track "Night Train", a Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover, and various b-sides from the duo's 7" singles between 2002-2009.
Superpowerless / Last Day Of Magic 7” (2008)
Passion Is Accurate / Love Is A Deserter CD single (2005)
Kiss The Wrong Side / Cheap And Cheerful 7” (2008)
Raise Me / Unreleased Demo (2009)
Night Train / Midnight Boom Digital Bonus Track (2008)
Half Of Us / No Wow 7” (2005)
London Hates You / Tape Song 7” (2008)
I Call It Art / Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited Compilation (2006)
Forty Four / Black Balloon 7” (2009)
Love Is A Deserter / Recorded for XFM (2005)
The Search For Cherry Red / Pull A U 7” Single (2003)
Magazine / Love Is A Deserter 7” (2005)
Blue Moon / Future Starts Slow 7” Single (2009)
Jewel Thief / Fried My Little Brains 7” Single (2002)
Baby's Eyes / The Good Ones 7” Single (2003)
I Put A Spell On You / Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Cover (2009)
Run Home Slow / The Good Ones CD Single (2005)
Weed Killer / Black Balloon 10” (2009)
The Void / No Wow Expanded Edition CD (2005)
Sugar Baby / Fried My Little Brains CD single (2003)
"Raise Me" is out now. The Kills' Little Bastards rarities album will be released via Domino on 11 December, and is available to pre-order now.