Kentish Town siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are a group of highly talented and original musicians who play more or less anything they can lay their hands on. Their musical references and skills are rooted in the old tradition where songs and music are handed down, played and enjoyed at gatherings of family and friends. From a very young age Kitty, Daisy & Lewis’ performances have been blowing away and inspiring audiences, building up an impressive fan base from the likes of Amy Winehouse (RIP), Chris Martin and Eagles Of Death Metal to Dustin Hoffman and Ewan McGregor. They have had worldwide success with sold out tours and have opened for Coldplay, Razorlight, Richard Hawley, Jools Holland among others.
At their packed live shows there’s no compromise when Kitty’s howling harmonica solos backed by Daisy’s solid rhythm on a battered snare-drum and Lewis’s snapping guitar work drive crowds into a Southern Evangelical frenzy. The trio jump from one instrument to another, which range from piano, lap steel, banjos, ukulele, accordion, xylophone, trombone to name but a few.
Joining them on stage are former Raincoats drummer Ingrid Weiss on upright bass, Daddy Grazz on acoustic guitar, and legendary Jamaican trumpet player Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton.
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis return in 2014 with their new album, three years on since their hugely acclaimed ‘Smoking In Heaven’.
Described as “a gift to those of us who still believe in magic” (The Observer), they have used those three years wisely, building a new 16 track analogue studio in a derelict Indian restaurant in Camden Town, resulting in an album and a sound all of their own making.
With new space and equipment, the band knew they could take their third album to another level, with the songwriting, instrumentation, styles, production and sound.
An early fan, Mick Jones of The Clash, was keen to get involved as producer. He spent four months rehearsing in their home. “With Mick on board, it was the first time we have worked with a producer,” says Lewis, “Just having someone else in the room meant we could start bouncing ideas off other people and that was great.”
‘Baby Bye Bye’ is the first single taken from their new album ‘Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third’ and has swiftly been granted Record Of The Week status by Huw Stephens on Radio 1, championed by Jo Wiley on Radio 2 and picking up credible spot plays on 6 Music, the track is rapidly garnering traction across the globe, accompanied by a mesmeric video – the first in a unique trilogy – shot by award winning director Tom Coles (winner of Best Music Video at this year’s AIM Awards for “You Will See Me” by the bands’ label compatriots dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip).
1st Sep 2016