It’s all or nothing, and that’s why it works.” in 2008, Mosshart did find herself back in a four-piece band when a jam session with Jack White, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence turned into a new band, the Dead Weather.
Such is the pace of work in White’s world that they formed, toured the world for a year and released two albums before the Kills got around to making their next album, 2011’s Blood Pressures.
“It was like finding that soulmate who really wanted the same things,” says Mosshart on meeting Hince.
“You can’t do that in a band of four people who all have a different level of what they want to contribute.
Perhaps more disconcerting was Butt Hole Surfer Gibby Hayes extending a lascivious tongue towards Elson’s exposed ear.
“Being in a band together felt like being in a gang.” They played their first show together on Valentine’s Day in 2002, at the now sadly departed 12 Bar Club on Denmark Street.
Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine.
Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World.
Strangely, they’re both arguably now more famous for their extracurricular activities: Mosshart for fronting Jack White side-project The Dead Weather; and Hince for marrying, and now separating from, Kate Moss.
Not that all the tabloid attention has helped the band much.