It's been a quiet few years for Kitty, Daisy and Lewis but that's all about to change. We caught up with the London based sibling trio to talk about all things new. With a new album and a headline tour in the near future it's safe to say it's an exciting time for the trio. Check out what they had to say in our recent interview below.
Hey, what have you been up to today?
Today we did a session for Daytrotter.We recorded 4 of our new songs live which will be online soon. We've also been rehearsing for our tour next year. We've been so busy with album stuff that we've almost forgotten that we are musicians.
You've announced details of your first album since 2011, how has it been making this record?
It's been a long journey.
All the tracks were written, developed and rehearsed long before we even
started recording, partly because we were building the new studio. Some of the
most exciting moments were recording other instruments like harp, horns and the
string section. Each of them helped make this record extra special for us. It's
What can we expect from
the new album, more of the same or a different direction?This
Album is quite different from our previous albums in a lot of ways. Our
song writing has definitely progressed and we have a lot more life experiences
to sing about. We spent almost three years building a new Studio in an old,
derelict Indian restaurant in Kentish Town. We now have a much larger space to
work in which definitely helped us to achieve a much cleaner, Separated sound.
Before we were recording in a small room at our mums house. We also got our
hands on a 16 track tape recorder which meant we were able to experiment more
with different instruments and vocal parts. Including string sections, double
tracked vocals and harmonious backing vocals. We knew with this album we wanted
to take it to another level in terms of production. We have also introduced
more styles of music from, disco, rock, blues, funk to rocksteady. These styles
were all developed naturally in the writing and creative part of the
How was it working with
Mick Jones from The Clash on the new album?
with Mick was fantastic. We were a bit sceptic about bringing another person
into the equation, especially being a family and such a tight unit and also
working with our own analogue gear. We didn't really know what someone else could
bring to the table as we'd always done everything ourselves. As soon as Mick
came to a rehearsal for the first time, we loved having him around. He had such
a positive energy that really rubbed off on all of us. He spend five months
rehearsing with us, so that he could learn the songs inside out. Then
throughout the recording process he really helped to keep our spirits and the
What can we expect from the
From our next
tour people can expect to hear and dance to tunes from our new album and we're
bringing extra people on the road this time like a beautiful string section! As
always, the people can expect an action pact show with all kinds of emotions,
rhythms and moods. See you there!
Are you looking forward to
getting back on the road?
Since we finished recording we've been working on album stuff for so long that
we haven't actually played that much music together. Can't wait to get back out
there and play our new tunes to everyone.
Being three siblings, do
you squabble on the road or is it nice being so close?
we do squabble, but it's nothing that lasts more than a few minutes. Rehearsals
are probably the most heated of times. We are lucky that we all get on really
well and have the same sense of humour. We still laugh about Poo together.
Sometimes we'll be listening to a song and we all will laugh at exactly the
same point, because of a funny note or something. A note that know one else
would find funny.
Are there any cities
your particularly look forward to playing?
Definitely looking forward
to going back to Germany. We love it there. Will also be great going back to
Japan and America.
What are your plans for
the rest of this year?
Mainly just to tour and hopefully please our
fans with our New music.
What does a Christmas in
the Durham household involve?
Lots of Booze, prawns, sing
songs and Jamming.
What tracks will you be
listening to on tour? (Spotify Playlist)
On tour we often end up in the most unexpected places listening to
anything and everything. Check out our Spotify playlist below:
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