Alison Mosshart of The Kills on Billy Reid Journal

Alison Mosshart is the badass beauty with edgy rocker style and angsty vocals, at once throaty and dulcet, best known as front woman of The Dead Weather (Jack White, Dean Fertita, Jack Lawrence) and The Kills (Jamie Hince). She’s also an accomplished visual artist, who’s first solo show in New York last June teased fans with another side of the creative mania that appears to be the central pulse of her being. Though Mosshart keeps residences in London and Nashville, she makes much of her art on the go. A series of paintings from The Kills’ three and half-week American Tour, a collection of small pieces that slip into a suitcase like exaggerated postcards from the road.

Before embarking on a European summer tour for The Kills’ record “Ash and Ice”, Alison talked with the Journal about her visual art, balancing music and painting, skateboarding, muscle cars and Fugazi. Keep reading...

Interview by Amy C. Collins
Photos by John Philp Thompson

 

Posted on June 29, 2016 .