Who is Kitt Philippa? They are human, they are searching and in music they find hope. Although raised on classical, the songs are strangely urban and often conveyed with digital sleight. An organ scholar and an experimentalist, KP plays piano, guitar, clarinet, prayer bowl and bicycle wheel.
The 2018 emergence of Kitt Philippa with new single ‘Human’ and follow up single 'Grace' has been championed by Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 Music), Tom Robinson, Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1), Huw Stephens, RTE 2FM, Today FM, Hotpress, The Line of Best Fit and Nialler 9. Throughout 2018 KP showcased their new material to audiences across Ireland and the UK at HWCH, Latitude, Stendhal, Other Voices including support slots with SOAK, Villagers, Lisa Hannigan, Hilary Woods, Wye Oak. Kitt Philippa closed out 2018 by winning 'Single of the Year' [by public vote] at the Northern Ireland Music Prize for their single 'Human'.
’they are extraordinary. I think they are a shining future star’
- Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 Music)
“Heard ‘Hosanna’ tonight at midnight and downloaded the EP straight away. Impressive is too weak a word.”
“Kitt Philippa is very talented and thoughtful singer and musicianwhoperforms in an open and honest way, unburdened by external pressure and it shows”
- Nialler 9
“... full of sparse, graceful, elegantly pitched wonder. There’s a beautiful minimal soulfulness...”
- The Irish Times
“Bright, dynamic and boasting one of the most interesting new Irish voices we’ve heard in aeons, this one’s a must for lovers of Fiona Apple or James Blake.”
- Hotpress Magazine
Laura Duff, winner of the IYMA’s Paul Clancy Songwriting Award in 2015 hails from Limerick but spends most of her time in Cork where she is studying music in UCC. After being awarded the Paul Clancy Songwriting Award, Laura played for the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, in Dublin Castle in late December of 2015 where she shared the bill with Dublin indie-rockers, Little Green Cars. Since, she has supported the likes of Dublin duo Hudson Taylor, Roisin O, Christof Van der Ven of Bear’s Den and esteemed British singer-songwriter, Lewis Watson. She was also selected for this year’s Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival. Laura and her band released their debut single “Up to You” , which premiered on Nialler9 (https://nialler9.com/laura-duff-debut-single/) in November 2018, with the second single "The Other Side" released in December. Her debut E.P, “For Your Company” was released on February 27th, 2019.
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