Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

This article is from 2010.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

‘I’m really looking forward to it, because we haven’t done Scotland yet,’ 17-year-old Kitty Durham says about playing Edinburgh. Durham fronts the youthful retro three-piece, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, with her brother and sister. The north London trio have played everywhere else, from Blue Peter to Glastonbury, since getting together ten years ago during an impromptu jam session in a Camden pub.

‘When we were growing up,’ Kitty says, ‘we listened to all kinds of random stuff – swing, jump blues, country and western, Hawaiian, R & B, rock ‘n’ roll – and our mum and dad [now backing musicians for their kids] encouraged us to pick up instruments and play along. We’d just get them out and bash them around. ‘

We can expect more of the same, albeit with musical refinement, from the multi-instrumental trio at the forthcoming gig, plus natty vintage outfits and, hopefully, a few new songs from their much-anticipated but frustratingly delayed second studio album.

‘We’ve got an eight-track tape machine that Ray Charles actually recorded on,’ Kitty says. ‘We recorded four tracks and then it broke down. We’re trying to figure out what we’re gonna do.’

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Electric Circus, 226 4224, 8 Aug, 7pm, £8.

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