Nazionalità: UK
Generi: Electro Swing, Live music
Si esibiscono il: 07 Jun
Url: www.kittenandthehip.com, www.continentaldrifts.co.uk
Kitten and the Hip Dj Bringing pop and dance inflected beats to the Electro Swing genre, Kitten and The Hip are one of the UK's premier party bands. Beautiful and talented, the wonderful Kitten Quinn sings like a goddess, while The Hip twiddles knobs, sings and adds a spicy sprinkling of electrifying trombone to the proceedings. Several successful singles into their career, they're definitely a band to watch in 2013! Project in collaboration with the London-based events organisations Continental Drift and the company Circus Panik: English and Italian groups and DJ specializing in the genre Electro-swing ... are you ready to dance? Kitten and The Hip started almost by accident in 2011. Ashley Slater and Scarlett Quinn had been working together as a songwriting team for a few months when Ashley presented Scarlett with an idea for a song in a call and response style called “Don't You Worry”. Lyrically, the song follows (in the time honoured tradition of many jazz and popular songs such as Curtis Mayfield's 'Pusherman' to Fats Waller's 'You're a Viper') the trials and tribulations of someone trying to get hold of some 'reefer' late at night. The music was in a swing style, though composed by Slater and not sampled, and fit easily into the current genre called 'Electro Swing'. The track was signed by HedKandi records literally the day it was finished and released several months later. The YouTube videos for the track have a combined hit total of circa 50,000, which makes it a minor hit by today's criteria. Don't You Worry also had radio support from Radio 1, Kiss FM, Jazz FM and local radio. Slater and Quinn decided to launch a band off the back of the single and toured a bit during the spring and summer of 2011 as well as performed at a number of small festivals and gigs. In 2012 the band was on the road from April until September, playing at a number of higher level festivals, including Bestival, Beatherder, Boomtown, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party and Glade. They also had a number of concerts abroad including Paris, Odessa, Moscow, Kiev, St Petersburg, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Madrid. Currently, Kitten is writing new material for their summer of touring, their single 'Shut Up and Dance' was released on February 15th on 3Star Deluxe, their single with Rory Hoy called 'Who's Gonna Pay for That?' is out on Tall House Digital now! Their '2013 warm up' single 'Shake It Out' is released on Bandcamp on January 29th, and has already had airplay on Kiss FM, Jazz FM, XFM, Radio Reverb, Juice FM and others. KATH start their Uk and European touring season in early May and will tour the US and Canada in November 1013. Our current single, Shut Up and Dance is out now (March 2013) on 3Star Deluxe. It looks like this: http://youtu.be/ETAKCFtgYTI and sounds pretty good too!