The Kills Unveil Video For Cover Of Saul Williams’ “List Of Demands”

Stand back but don’t forget what you’ve heard! The Kills return and unveil and re-wire the circuits of Saul Williams‘ “List of Demands (Reparations)” to create a wounded, volcanic, and urgent anthem. An opaque but powerful litany that could incite the most apathetic to action, a wake-up call capable of being interpreted as personal or political. The song comes backed with a dazzling cover of Peter Tosh’s “Steppin’ Razor.” Artwork for the single was created especially for the release by Shepard Fairey.

The duo of Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince have shared the video for it and offer this about the track:

“It’s a song of strength and empowerment, rooted in the idea of rising above,” Mosshart says. “It was one of those songs you’re almost scared to cover because it carries so much respect. It wasn’t a straight-up love song or a drug song. It was defined, serious, and perfect already. With certain songs, you feel like an intruder trying to sing them, but this one felt like my own.”


The Kills have announced upcoming US shows, with all going on sale tomorrow. Saul Williams will join The Kills for the LA show in August, and as their very special guest will play a full set prior to The Kills taking the stage.

Monday May 14 || Lincoln Theater || Washington DC *
Tuesday May 15 || Union Transfer || Philadelphia, PA *
Monday June 4 || Kosmonavt || St Petersberg, Russia
Wednesday June 6 || Glavclub || Moscow, Russia
Saturday June 9 || Best Kept Secret || Hilvaranbeek, Netherlands
Sunday June 10 || Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld || Hamberg, Germany **
Wednesday June 13 || Stadt de Suisse || Berne, Switzerland **
Thursday June 14 || Firenze Rocks || Florence, Italy **
Sunday June 17 || Maifeld Derby Festival || Mannheim, Germany
Saturday June 23 || Olympic Stadium || London, UK **
Monday June 25 || In Music Festival || Zagreb, Croatia
Friday June 29 || Volt Festival || Budapest, Hungary
Saturday June 30 || Aerodrome Festival || Prague, Czech Republic
Monday August 13 || Regent Theatre || Los Angeles, CA ***
Tuesday August 14 || Glasshouse || Pomona CA
Wednesday August 16 || Belly Up Club || Aspen, CO


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