One look at trio Kitty, Daisy & Lewis quickly evokes images of smoke-filled fifties London coffee shops, skiffle bands and the young cats in improbably optimistic Cliff Richard films. On listening to the Durham family band, these first impressions are reliably confirmed.
Not that Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are throwbacks to another time, not at all, more a modern band of multi-talented musicians tapping into the undiminished appetite for the sounds of swing, skiffle and original rhythm and blues.
Formed a decade or so ago, the trio has released three albums, including May's 'Smoking In Heaven'. Their self-titled second album, released in 2008, was widely acclaimed if only a moderate commercial success. Nonetheless, the Durham siblings have notched up an impressive number of festival appearances and eye-catching support slots including Glastonbury and Bestival, Razorlight and Bill Bragg.
With the new record out, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis have announced a handful of UK dates for later this year. The short autumn tour kicks off at London's Scala on 24th November, followed by shows in Sheffield, Liverpool and Cambridge, before the final date at Komedia in Brighton on Wednesday 30th November.
We have tickets for all dates available now, priced £12.50 for London and just a tenner for all other venues.
Ahead of the autumn gigs, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are playing the Summer Sundae Weekender 2011 in Leicestershire on Sunday 14th August and the Edge Festival 2011 at Edinburgh's Cabaret Voltaire on Monday 15th August. We have tickets for both events available now priced £46.25 and £10 respectively. The band are also appearing at V Festival 2011 and Bestival 2011.