Who is Kitt Philippa? They are human, they are searching and in music they find hope. Although raised on classical, the songs are strangely urban and often conveyed with digital sleight. An organ scholar and an experimentalist, KP plays piano, guitar, clarinet, prayer bowl and bicycle wheel.
The 2018 emergence of Kitt Philippa with new single ‘Human’ and follow up single 'Grace' has been championed by Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 Music), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1), Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), RTE 2FM, Today FM, Hotpress, The Line of Best Fit and Nialler 9.
Throughout 2018 KP showcased their new material to live audiences across Ireland/UK at HWCH, Latitude, Stendhal, Other Voices including support slots with SOAK, Villagers, Lisa Hannigan, Hilary Woods & Wye Oak. Kitt Philippa closed out 2018 by winning 'Single of the Year' [by public vote] at the Northern Ireland Music Prize for their single 'Human'.
’They are extraordinary. I think they are a shining future star’ - Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 Music)
“Kitt Philippa is very talented and thoughtful singer and musician who performs in an open and honest way, unburdened by external pressure and it shows” - Nialler 9
“… 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