Kentish town siblings Kitty, Daisy and Lewis have rightfully earned themselves a reputation for being a group of highly talented and original masters of transcendent rock n' roll. They have cast their distinct musical spell over listeners and critics alike with a sound that whilst deeply rooted in the past hurtles towards an interminable and effervescent future. Breakout 2011 album Smoking in Heaven contains thirteen self-penned gems, each one unique and united by a strong sense of playfulness, deep rhythmic quality and an unfailing dedication to authenticity.
The opening track "Tomorrow," is a masterful piece of ska tinged rock n' roll crafted upon seductive trumpet solos, rhythmic luau guitar riffs and exotic vocals that conjure rum soaked fiestas on far off islands. "Baby Don't You Know," is a prime example of the band's uncanny talent for enticing their audiences with a beat driven vivacious R&B sound. Listen as they coax you into a false sense of security with a smoky acoustic opening before dropping into a fast paced, palpitating second half jam, during which they showcase their multi-instrumental talent.
Both "I'm So Sorry" and "I'm Going Back" are built upon jazz soaked vocals and infectious swaggering rhythms that have the ability to snare listeners of all ages and get bodies swinging. The title track "Smoking in heaven," is a howling harmonica infused, toe tappin', instrumental that oozes with country drawl and brings the album to an energetic close, leaving you gasping for more. Smoking in Heaven represents the band's evolution from talented young enthusiasts to bona fide purveyors of a groundbreaking contemporary sound.