You can feel a little dubious about the marquee looks of Kitty, Daisy and Lewis. You can listen to their music and come away thinking that it's interesting, but maybe not your bag. You can ponder whether or not they're hard core enough, in whatever genre they're playing at any given moment. But one thing trumps their actually playing abilities. The Carpenters factor. They're family, two sisters and a brother. How cool would that be? Being in a band with your siblings? Even if you sucked, which these guys don't. You just have to shelve that purist attitude for a few minutes.
Someone's been watching David Lynch movies
All three are multi-instrumentalists. Kitty Durham plays drums, harmonica, ukulele, banjo, trombone and guitar, and sings. Daisy sings and plays drums, piano, accordion and xylophone. Lewis plays guitar, piano, banjo, lap steel and drums, and he sings too. And he collects 78s, and built a home studio, all analog. He's also cut their vinyl at a mastering studio owned by their dad, Graeme Durham, who also backs them when they play live. Even mom, Ingrid Weiss, gets into the act, playing bass at live dates. She's a former member of the Raincoats. Rico Rodriquez has played with them, and Mick Jones has produced them. Fuck, all that and style? I give up.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis-Turkish Delight mp3 at Soul Donuts
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis-Polly Put the Kettle On mp3 at Casa y Media
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis-Say You'll Be Mine mp3 at Internet Archive
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis-Baby Hold Me Tight mp3 at ATumblr (?)
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis- Goin' Up the Country mp3 at ATumblr (?)
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis - Developer's Disease (streaming) at YouTube
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis- Goin' Up the Country at YouTube
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis- Live, in KEXP studio at YouTube With interview, 26 minutes
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis- Live, in Berlin at YouTube Full set, 55 minutes