Jack White launches The Dead Weather supergroup

Jack White's new band, unveiled yesterday
Jack White's new band, unveiled yesterday

Not content with fronting two brilliant bands in the shape of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs and being the most exciting guitarist on the face of the planet, Jack White's new project sees him occupy the drum stool.

The Dead Weather consists of Kills singer Alison Mosshart, Raconteur Jack Lawrence on bass, Queens Of The Stone Age's Dean Fertita on guitar, with White contributing drums and vocals.

Launching the band at his new Third Man Records HQ in Nashville last night, The Dead Weather played a 20 minute set for 150 invitees.

Expect a debut album entitled Horehound in June, preceded by the single Hang You From The Heavens, which is available now on vinyl and through iTunes.

Visit www.thedeadweather.com to hear the single's B-side - a cover of Gary Numan's Are Friends Electric?.

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