Music interview: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Picture: Graeme Durham

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. Picture: Graeme Durham

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Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are back with their third album Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third. Continuing with a modern twist on classic genres, the band have moved the recording process out their mum’s house, and into a renovated Indian restaurant.

The new album is the band’s first outside their house in their new studio, taking two and half years to get a near derelict Indian restaurant into a state which could be used as a studio.

One pro of the new space is the extra experimentation.

“We’ve got more equipment and we have a 16 track recorder now,” Daisy says. “Because of that we’ve been able to experiment with different instruments and layering and that.”

However the writing process still remained very much organic, Daisy says. “Things just happen in the studio, one of us will start playing something and if it sounds good then ‘we’ll just go with it’.”

And now that the album has been out long enough for opinions to be put on the internet, Daisy sounded pretty excited to find out what the world thinks.

“It’s pretty addictive, I’ve been sort of my phone every ten minutes waiting to see what comments are coming in. But it’s all been pretty positive so far, especially in Japan. We just found out we got to number one in the Tower Record charts, outselling artists like Marilyn Manson and Kiss. You just see them as big world wide artists, and then when you see a list with your name above there’s you think we must be doing something right.”

Although the excitement is clearly there for their album being so positively received, being away has left the band itching to get back on stage.

“It’s weird because we’ve just been stuck behind a computer for a while,” says Daisy. “It’s just really exciting to see what happens while we’re touring, because for me that’s where the highlight is, when you’re at the show, getting feedback from the audience.”

Regardless of how well your album’s doing, “when you’re just looking at numbers on a screen, it’s great but it’s slightly meaningless”, says Daisy.

Having just played Leeds, they’ll be finishing up the UK part of their tour in London before heading off to Europe, America and Japan.

“It will be interesting to go back to all these places, and see how it’s progressed, like fan wise and that. Everything has grown since the new album.”

For further details on the band visit www.kittydaisyandlewis.com

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