Set for an October 25, 2011 release on Verve Forecast / DH Records, Smoking In Heaven, the new album from the multi-instrumental three-piece band Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, has been catching the attention of many worldwide for what the UK Times raves "is infused with so much energy, freshness and standard teenage moaning." Going on to say "these songs take on the style and language of classic R&B, blues and rock 'n' roll tunes from New Orleans, Memphis and Chicago" with a genuine authenticity.
As with all of the tracks on their critically acclaimed debut, Smoking In Heaven was produced and recorded by brother Lewis (who was cutting 78rpm discs at the age of 12) and his father Graeme Durham in their vintage home studio (modeled after the studio at Sun Records) using ribbon microphones and analogue tape formats.
Not only is Smoking In Heaven an exciting, self-penned studio album of original material that delves in and out of genres and displays a penchant for multiple styles and tempos, it represents Kitty, 18, Daisy, 22, and 20-year-old Lewis's evolution from talented young enthusiasts to bona fide musicians.
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are excited to debut the video for their song "I'm So Sorry".
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - I'm So Sorry video:
Art Rocker raves "taking their cue from the summery ska of The Skatalites with a twist of Etta James, this North London trio really stand out from the crowd. 'I'm So Sorry' is the ultimate beer garden song; uplifting, crisp and dippy."
From ska-tinged rock 'n' roll crafted upon seductive trumpet solos, luau guitar riffs and exotic vocals, to boldly pulsating rhythms that connote '60s soul and blues, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis have created an album that is rooted in the past but entirely original.
Early praise includes The UK Guardian who raves Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are "surprisingly sophisticated in their treatment of rockabilly and swing ... utterly fresh and in the moment."
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis on BBC Breakfast, 28.03.11 video:
The NME says Smoking In Heaven "fizzes with the simple joy of creation" while Australia's MAG adds Smoking In Heaven is "mind blowing" and "this music will have you dolled up to the 'nines' puffing thin cigars, sipping fine liquor and shakin' your hips all night ... If you can't click your fingers or play a bit of air-piano here, there's something seriously amiss with your musical soul."
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