Belfast, County Armagh
Although growing up largely in a classical music environment, Kitt Philippa’s influences have been broad, and their songwriting and performances reflect a craft steeped in contemporary urban and digital soundscapes.
In May 2019 they released the ‘You’ EP on Paragon Records, following on from the success of debut singles ‘Human’ and ‘Grace’ coupled with the winning of the Northern Irish Music Prize – Single of the Year 2018.
‘You’ has already garnered UK radio support from Huw Stephens (Radio 1) and Mary Anne Hobbs (6 Music). BBC Entertainment News in their review of The Great Escape proclaimed, “You can instantly hear why Hozier said 'impressive is too weak a word' to describe their music.”
Online tastemaker support for Kitt continues to build with support from CLASH, Indie Shuffle, The 405 (‘You’ video premiere), Record of the Day and many more.
The four track ‘You EP’ also includes previous singles ‘Human’ which is an emotive plea, a call to be close and to be kind, to rediscover that most beautiful denominator within all of us; our humanity, and ‘Grace’ a reductive reflection on a love most innocent and true, and another brand new song ‘Lion’ which is a track about courage and the seeking of renewal.
“Heard ‘Hosanna’ tonight at midnight and downloaded the EP straight away. Impressive is too weak a word.” – [Hozier]
’they are extraordinary. I think they are a shining future star’ - Mary Anne Hobbs - [BBC 6 Music]
"Northern Ireland's Kitt Philippa has an amazing ability to connect. A soothing voice with astute lyrical ability... Incoming EP 'You' is a bold return." – [CLASH]
“Kitt Philippa is a very talented and thoughtful singer and musician who performs in an open and honest way, unburdened by external pressure and it shows” - [Nialler9]
“… 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]