Alison Mosshart first met Jamie Hince when she was just 17 and was staying in the flat below him. "I used to just hear him play electric guitar up there, and I was like, this is the f---ing coolest-sounding electric guitar ever," she revealed in an interview with the Lena Dunham newsletter Lenny Letter
. "When I met him I told him, 'I want to be in a band with you,' and he thought that I was insane but I really persisted, and eventually we started writing and he encouraged me."
Mosshart added that Hince the gave her a four-track cassette recorder to practise on. "Then I would run back to London with the tapes, and that's how the Kills started," she said.