February 1, 2023

Style-bending Irish musician and producer DAVID KITT has unveiled his new single “Wishing Properly” and introduced his ninth studio album ‘Fool Test’, set for launch on 31 March 2023 by way of RE:WARM.

A fuzzy, lo-fi minimize that flutters with a mild sense of magnetism, “Wishing Properly” is the primary single to be taken from ‘Fool Test’, an ambient and atmospheric new LP that sees David Kitt put an eclectic spin on conventional people music.

Of the brand new monitor Kitt explains:

“Wishing Properly” pertains to the void left by the decline of spiritual establishments and what we flip to within the absence of religion and superstition. These are the themes that recur all through the file on each micro, private ranges and macro, societal ranges.”

Fusing mild acoustic sensibilities with flickering electronics and earnest storytelling, he provides:

“The track is about being on the run out of your recollections and your previous, and people recollections fading, morphing and showing in goals. Are you working from your self or one thing aside from your self? Some ghostly spectre that you could’t actually pinpoint?”

Hearken to ‘Wishing Properly’ – BELOW:

A singular and honest songwriter with an professional capability to meld inspirations, eras and sounds, David Kitt’s music glimmers with a way of timelessness well-earned after over twenty years immersed in music and new LP ‘Fool Test’ isn’t any completely different.

Produced and recorded by Kitt himself utilizing his “Breaking Unhealthy cell studio set-up”, the album was written between 2016 and 2022 in Dublin, Paris and finally the distant city of Ballinskelligs in south-west Kerry, the place the artist moved through the pandemic and has stayed ever since. As Kitt explains:

“The dearth of environmental noise and distractions, and being 30 seconds from the Atlantic Ocean all created the right atmosphere to get the job performed. It nonetheless continues to be a supply of nice inspiration, succour and the principal driving drive in what’s been a real purple patch for me.”

Mixing acoustic and digital components with deft precision, the file showcases each the varied circumstances of its inception and Kitt’s private breadth as a songwriter and producer. The artist provides:

“Lots of the songs had been began in a pre-Covid world, however when Covid occurred it gave the half-finished songs a brand new hue as in the event that they had been from some former model of actuality, and this led to all types of artistic inspiration that was fairly surprising. The pandemic gave every thing the standard of a distant dream that was by some means actually wholesome for my creativeness and made ending them a lot simpler and extra artistic than anticipated.”

Exploring a variety of themes from the breakdown of relationships, to socio-political points and the absence of faith, ‘Fool Test’ appears like a file that’s undeniably present, but glints with a permanence that ensures its tracks will stand the take a look at of time.

The brand new album additionally sees Kitt joined by quite a few particular visitors together with Dylan Lynch of Dublin alt-pop band Soda Blonde on drums on “Wave of Peace” and common collaborator Katie Kim offering backing vocals on a number of tracks together with “‘Until The Finish”. In an actual coup, he additionally managed to enlist the providers of reclusive Canadian singer-songwriter Mary Margaret O’Hara on “Oh Folly’, along with her vocals offering a spooky foil over the haunting monitor.

With “Fool Test” confirmed for launch on RE:WARM Information in March 2023, David Kitt may also be heading out on an in depth UK and Eire tour this Spring. With a run of headline dates alongside help reveals with David Grey, discover full dates and particulars under.

David Kitt’s inconspicuous debut album ‘Small Moments’ was a slow-burn assortment of lo-fi recordings that crept up on the record-buying public in 2000, serving to to re-establish vaunted indie label Tough Commerce within the course of. Breakthrough success adopted in 2001 with sophomore LP ‘The Large Romance’ and in 2002 Kitt even appeared on the David Bowie-curated Meltdown Pageant in London.

Comply with-up album ‘Sq. 1’ debuted atop the Irish charts within the balmy summer time of 2003, and Kitt’s preliminary success aligned him with a then-burgeoning scene of radio-friendly indie and people breakthrough acts, together with David Grey, with whom Kitt has frequently toured alongside as a supporting musician.

Shortly broadening his sphere of influences, subsequent releases ‘The Black and Crimson Pocket book’ and ‘Not Fade Away’ noticed Kitt traverse every thing from optimistic, MPC-driven hip-hop to melancholic Arthur Russell-esque funk and the extra conventional, but nonetheless bold, people of his heritage.

A protracted historical past of supporting after which taking part in with acclaimed rock group Tindersticks result in Kitt formally becoming a member of the group in 2010, and in 2017 he launched ‘From Evening to Evening’, his debut album beneath the alias New Jackson. All through his expansive profession, Kitt has attracted reward from the likes of NME, Louder Than Warfare, The Irish Occasions, The Guardian, Golden Plec, Pitchfork and extra. He’s DJed at a number of the world’s most celebrated golf equipment and festivals, together with Berlin’s Berghain and the forward-thinking Belfast competition AVA. As a remixer, he’s additionally supplied memorable edits for main pop and dance artists together with The XX, Mano Le Robust and Shit Robotic.

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DAVID KITT UK AND IRELAND LIVE DATES 2023

FEBRUARY
27 LONDON Union Chapel

MARCH
01 CORK Opera Home*
02 WEXFORD Nationwide Opera Home*
04 DUBLIN Nationwide Live performance Corridor*
05 DUBLIN Nationwide Live performance Corridor*
07 LONDON Union Chapel*
31 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach

APRIL
01 BOURNEMOUTH Unhealthy Hand Warehouse
02 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
03 MANCHESTER Sure
04 LEEDS Headrow Home
05 NEWCASTLE Cluny 2
06 EDINBURGH Sneaky Petes
07 GLASGOW Good N Sleazy
15 DUBLIN Whelans
20 GALWAY Roisin Dubh
21 CORK Coughlans
22 WATERFORD Electrical Avenue
23 DUNDALK Spirit Retailer
29 BELFAST The Duncairn
30 DERRY Echo Echo Dance

MAY
05 LEAP Connollys
06 KILKENNY Cleeres
11 BRISTOL The Love Inn
12 BRIGHTON The Nice Escape
13 BRIGHTON The Nice Escape
14 SHEFFIELD The Yellow Arch
17 LONDON Jazz Cafe
27 BALLYCOTTON Sea Church

*supporting David Grey

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