“The intriguing alchemy of Kill The Pain – If there are happy encounters in the music world, this is undoubtedly one of those moments.”Glam Magazine“Kill The Pain really makes us want to dance.” Voxpop Music
Kill The Pain – the new collaborative project of Phoebe Killdeer & Melanie Pain – will be coming to the UK in 2024.
Announcing a string of shows as chief support to Nouvelle Vague, the duo will be appearing in venues across the UK throughout February and March.
Kicking-off at Leeds’ Old Woollen on 21st February, the 8-date tour will see stops in Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Brighton, and London. Kill The Pain will also be performing an exclusive ‘Golden Slippers’ fan show in London on 5th March. With tickets on sale now, full dates and details are included below.
Expressing their excitement for the upcoming shows Killdeer and Pain say: “We are really excited to come and play in the UK, we feel like the public will understand our music, our sense of humour and our style perfectly! Playing Post Punk with funky bass lines and 2nd degree lyrics in front of a British audience makes a lot of sense to us. Most of our inspiration and role models are from the UK. We can’t wait to perform our music there. It’s gonna be fun to Kill The Pain in a British manner!”
Kill The Pain is the meeting of minds between Phoebe Killdeer (Australian singer and songwriter of the international #1 hit “Fade Out Lines”), and French counterpart Melanie Pain (the unmistakable voice behind Nouvelle Vague).
Striking gold with an alchemic partnership, Kill The Pain’s work flits between futuristic antagonism and nostalgic hedonism. Chopping and splicing angular post-punk with elastic synth-pop, off-kilter funk and far-flung genres, listeners will hear reference points in Le Tigre to the Slits, the raw energy of ESG to the poetic musicality of Peggy Lee, the pent-up force of Patti Smith to the sardonic lyricism of Kim Gordon.
Releasing their self-titled album in 2023, ‘Kill The Pain‘ made for a delirious sonic mess of a debut. Whirling through a kaleidoscope of sounds and styles, its joyful helter-skelter of Latin percussion, funky bass, fraught electric guitars, uninhibited vocals, Afrobeat drums, and 80’s indebted keyboards all added up to a record that would win over press and public hearts alike. Featuring the singles “I Do What I Do” and “Zig Zag” amongst its many highlights, ‘Kill The Pain’ scrawled the duo’s name onto that long list of outlandish women prepared to push pop culture to its limits.
Kill The Pain is currently working on their eagerly awaited second album, which they hope will include a litany of post-punk female singers, standby for further news on new music very soon…
Spending 2023 igniting dancefloors across France, Switzerland, Kosovo, Spain, and Portugal; in 2024 they will perform in Australia, Belgium and the UK. Their UK dates are as follows:
KILL THE PAIN – UK TOUR 2024
21/02/24: Old Woollen / Leeds, UK
22/02/24 The Cavern / Liverpool, UK
23/02/24: Band on the wall / Manchester, UK
24/02/24: Saint Luke’s / Glasgow, Scotland, UK
25/02/24: The Liquid Room / Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
04/03/24: Union Chapel / London, UK
05/03/24: Golden Slippers event / London, UK
07/03/24: Chalk / Brighton, UK
Tickets on sale here: https://www.songkick.com/artists/10210967-kill-the-pain
Main image by E Arapi.