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Album Review: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - 'Smoking In Heaven'

Bearing the joy of wonderful simplicity with the long awaited follow-up to their debut.

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What’s shocking about the Durham siblings’ band isn’t that their youngest member is still a teenager, but the fact that they’re still on only their second album. Festival stalwarts and vintage sonics trailblazers, their no-fuss rhythm and blues has little truck with reinventing the wheel and fizzes with the simple joy of creation.

The soft swagger of ‘Don’t Make A Fool Out Of Me’ sets a modest melody against an undeniable groove, and ‘You’ll Soon Be Here’ radiates with the warmth of a junk store 78. Oddly, ‘Messing With My Life’ sounds like The Kooks filtered through a bebopping Ella Fitzgerald and – even odder – is bloody great.

Leonie Cooper

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7 / 10

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