Kills and Thrills, ‘Liars’ and ‘The Devil’s Hands’ — Free Download
“It’s loud and pissed off,” Kills and Thrills‘ Chris Vetter told Noisecreep, describing ‘Liars.’ And there is no other way to describe the panicked self-titled cut from the Long Island band’s debut album.
“I just did not like what I was seeing or reading through the news and media during the time I wrote this song,” the guitarist/frontman went on to explain of the driving force behind the track. “It was during an important time for our country, and I felt we were being misled. It’s about not buying into biased media and seeing things for yourself.”
Kills and Thrills very much tread their own brand of hardcore, though happily infusing melodies, the grip holds tight on dissonance and chaos making sure no hook gets a glittery treatment. No song shows this off more than ‘The Devil’s Hands,’ which throws the tension between the elements to the forefront. Vetter describes ‘The Devil’s Hands’ one of his favorites to play live for that reason.
“It carries the most melody, and to me is the most aggressive song on the record. It’s about knowing what’s really important in your life before you grow old and wake up one day to realize you have nothing of true value. When it comes down to it, possessions mean nothing next to the people who are important to you.”
Kills and Thrills truly hold to that sentiment,being the road warriors that they are. Never ones to complain about the challenges of tour, the band holds to an uncompromising attitude to keep moving. If a show is canceled, the band finds any show they can jump on, no matter how far away.
“We’ve developed a way more aggressive work ethic throughout the year and half we’ve been touring so I’m sure that influences our music and the way we play,” says Vetter. “On the road we’re hungry in quite a few areas and I feel people are starting to notice that. Not many bands are hungry anymore I feel. There’s a lack of passion. I feel that’s where we have the advantage.”