Kiss Kill

Kiss Kill

 Portland, Oregon, USA
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We are a power pop-punk couple from Portland Oregon who jam in the up & coming lady lovin rock band. The lady rockers of Kiss Kill were recently featured in Curve Magazine as well as in Bound Magazine where they were named one of eight "Women to Watch" based on their service to the LGBTQ community.

Biography

Members of the queer-fronted pop-punk quartet, Kiss Kill, joined forces in 2007 with the common goal of creating intense, honest rock tunes.

Operating out of Portland, OR the group has spent the past year gigging and building a fan base across the Northwest. With their new album "Keychain Pistols" now complete, the four show no signs of stopping. Though glimmers of "training" and "talent" may slip through from time to time (purely by accident of course), Kiss Kill has a sound that comes straight from the indignant, abused heart of rock n' roll itself.

Michelle Leigh (vox and electric violin) and Dusti Outlaw (bass) write and perform with an intimacy found only between lovers - and yet the music absolutely refuses to sacrifice all of the raw tension that makes your filthy heart race. The group's on-stage presence is complete with Jeff's shrieking, self-indulgent guitar solos and with Troy, the band's most recent addition, providing his thunderous rhythm on the skins.

At times reminiscent of everything from classic Veruca Salt right up to the current Paramore sensation, the group has forged its own sound cherry-picking aspects of punk, 80s hair metal, and melodic pop rock. The results can be as sweet and delicate as a gentle kiss or as dark and grim as the reaper himself. For fear or love, grab onto someone and fall into the abysmal romance of Kiss Kill.

Lyrics

Keychain Pistols

Written By: Michelle Leigh and Jeff Ouano

two key chain pistols
by my side
ones pointed at your heart
ones pointed at mine
cellophane wrappers
replace our lips
and it seems like the wrong time
the wrong time for this

snow globes and stuffed dolls
you’ve been here before
just one more ride
put the gas to the floor
red lights and crosswalks
on your one way guilt trip
and it looks like the right time
the right time to quit

your love can be so dangerous
one shinny bullet
of steel sugared bliss
your love can be so dangerous
one drink of poison
a death candied kiss
your love your love
is it worth the risk

discounted jewelry
proudly displayed
keepsakes of worse times
in far better days
forgotten letter found by strangers
and it seems like you wasted more than paper

your love can be so dangerous
one shinny bullet
of steel sugared bliss
your love can be so dangerous
one drink of poison
a death candied kiss
your love your love
is it worth the risk

Discography

Keychain Pistols- Backline Records- 2011
Vs. The World Compilation- Quickstar Productions- 2010
Kiss Kill- Self Produced- 2008

Set List

Originals:
Keychain Pistols
Ever
High School Drama
Thursday's Girl
Porphyria's Lover
I Know
Burning
Wet
Found N Lost
Turn Signals
Green Stick Figure
Best of Me
Willow
Kiss Kill
Addicted to You
Icarus
Mes Larmes
Fell For It

Cover Songs:
Nothing Compares to You
Zombie
Possum Kingdom
Good Mother
I'm Just a Girl
Foolish Games