A blog on gigs, music, art and London.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis at Pure Groove Records

I have just got back from Pure Groove Records in Farringdon where the very excellent, all-singing, multi-instrumentalist, über-cool Kitty, Daisy & Lewis were playing a show to support the release of their debut album.

They play a swinging, bluesy rock'n'roll- rockabilly hybrid, taken straight from the 1950s and dragged into the 21st century. The fact that they are all teenagers (sporting the finest haircuts this side of the war, incidentally) makes their music all the more special.

Their line up changes for each song as they swap instruments and vocals - tonight we saw guitar, banjo, ukelele, pedal steel guitar, accordian, harmonica & various percussion passed around freely (and played with confidence). With Mum and Dad on double bass and guitar respectively they played a selection from their just-released eponymous album. They look like they are loving every minute and judging by the jubilant reaction of the crowd gathered in the shop they were not alone.

Photos to be added soon.

It was my first visit to Pure Groove and I have to say I was impressed - quite minimal with a different layout to your regular record store, it doubled up as a great live music venue also. They also have various music related art on display which stands out as another point of difference. If you happen to find yourself in Farringdon with time to spare go check them out.

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