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David Kitt (born in 1975 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish musician who crosses multiple genres. He has released six solo albums to date. Since mid-2007 Kitt has been making house music with his brother, Robbie, under the psuedonym Spilly Walker. He has also been a member of Tindersticks since their 2010 Falling Down A Mountain album and tour.

When Kitt was young his father and uncles formed a successful touring folk group so Kitt grew up surrounded by music, and he himself began performing live sets while studying music technology at Trinity College, Dublin. He recorded and mixed the eight tracks of his debut release in his bedroom and this debut LP, the quietly magnetic Small Moments (Rough Trade) which was followed by the expansive ambient textures and looping pop mantras of The Big Romance (Blanco y Negro, 2001); his biggest selling record.

During this period Kitt concentrated on touring Britain and mainland Europe and graced the stage with record collection heroes such as Television, Yo La Tengo, Arab Strap and Tindersticks, discovered harmony-pop lovelies The Magic Numbers were his biggest fans and was invited by David Bowie to perform at the Bowie curated Meltdown Festival at Royal Festival Hall in 2002.

Then came Square One (WEA) in 2003; the soundtrack to falling in love, and The Black & Red Notebook (Rough Trade, 2005) which was, quite simply, a covers album. A snapshot tribute to a record collection, with fascinating gimmick-free Kitt-style workovers of Sonic Youth, Thin Lizzy, JJ Cale et al. 2006’s return to original material, Not Fade Away (Rough Trade) captured an artist dealing with the post-relationship whirlwind of excess and contemplation.


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  • charmlessx

    missed him at the empire last week and now my life is over

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • brownieboy

    I remember well when the "Square 1" album was released. I picked it up in a shop recently, and it's not bad at all, really nice chilled out style.

    15 Aug 2011 Reply
  • madboy

    still listen to him all the time.... LOVE!

    27 Apr 2011 Reply
  • lulugou

    loving NightSaver

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • madboy

    loving this new album :-)

    21 Aug 2010 Reply
  • TechForze

    Best album I've heard from David Kitt is "The Big Romance".

    27 Jul 2010 Reply
  • andrewnuding

    alone like that

    19 Jun 2010 Reply
  • bisa

    New album is great!

    5 Sep 2009 Reply
  • MazaaP

    <3 up there with Sufjan in my love stakes :D

    23 Jul 2009 Reply
  • andrewnuding

    new album is amazing

    8 May 2009 Reply
  • Etedesco

    "don´t wake me up...if i´m dreaming..."

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
  • september_baby

    Dancing in the Moonlight - a most beautiful track :)

    25 Apr 2009 Reply
  • eretter

    don't like the new one. sadsad. too much cheap electropop...

    13 Apr 2009 Reply
  • MrKite1

    Love the new albm!

    10 Apr 2009 Reply
  • pol_noir

    I saw him opening for Tindersticks and I liked it!

    8 Apr 2009 Reply
  • frozenassets

    Gig in Cyprus Avenue was awesome....what a character!

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
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    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • seehear

    new album is savage, possibly best yet. and that's saying alot considering how great his output has always been. looking forward to catching him live in april

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • bryano1000

    Legend, looking forward to the new album in March :)

    26 Jan 2009 Reply
  • NAYRB1979

    One of my favourite artists considering I mainly listen to metal. The big Romance is brilliant, blew me away when first heard. Even better live. All I have is praise for David Kitt

    13 Dec 2008 Reply
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