Northern Irish Music Prize ‘Single of the Year’ 2018 winner Kitt Philippa releases new single and EP ‘You’ out May 17th on Paragon Records



Following on from the success of debut singles ‘Human’ and ‘Grace’ coupled with the winning of the Northern Irish Music Prize – Single of the Year 2018, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Kitt Philippa (KP) now gears up for the release of their new single and EP release both titled: ‘You’ scheduled for release Friday May 17th on Paragon Records. The single has already garnered UK radio support from Huw Stephens (Radio 1) and Mary Anne Hobbs (6 Music). BBC Entertainment News in their review of The Great Escape proclaimed You can instantly hear why Hozier said “impressive is too weak a word” to describe their music.”

Speaking about the new single, Kitt says ‘You’ is a combination of thoughts but its output is a love that is not obviously tangible; love can seem distant but still be present; it can almost be imaginary, or like a memory. It was from that context ‘You’ was written. Some of the lyrics circulate around the idea of space, alluding at times to a perceived ’emptiness’; but love flows between and through us and leaves its trail.”

The four track ‘You EP’ also includes previous singles ‘Human’ which is an emotive plea, a call to be close and to be kind, to rediscover that most beautiful denominator within all of us; our humanity, and ‘Grace’ a reductive reflection on a love most innocent and true, and another brand new song ‘Lion’ which is a track about courage and the seeking of renewal.

In recent weeks Kitt released a brand new video for the award winning single ‘Human’. Directed by duo Luke Daly and Nathan Fagan of Luna (Gavin James, Walking On Cars). Watch the new video for ‘Human’ HERE

Although growing up largely in a classical music environment, Kitt Philippa’s influences have been broad, and their songwriting and performances reflect a craft steeped in contemporary urban and digital soundscapes.

KP has performed music with The Ulster Orchestra, has been featured on the playlists of Mary Anne Hobbs, Tom Robinson, Huw Stephens, Philly Taggart, Tom Ravenscroft, RTE 2FM and has silenced audiences in Berlin, London, Dublin, and Belfast: the place currently called home.

Summer 2019 UK Tour Dates

25th May 19:   Ward Park, Bangor, NI

4th June 19:      Visual Carlow Festival, Carlow, IRl

22nd June 19:  Body & Soul Festival, Westmeath, IRL

20th July 19:    KnockanStockan Festival, Blessington, IRL

Praise for Kitt Philippa:

’they are extraordinary. I think they are a shining future star’ – Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 Music)

“Heard ‘Hosanna’ tonight at midnight and downloaded the EP straight away. Impressive is too weak a word.” – Hozier

“Northern Ireland’s Kitt Philippa has an amazing ability to connect. A soothing voice with astute lyrical ability… Incoming EP ‘You’ is a bold return.” – CLASH


 “Kitt Philippa is a very talented and thoughtful singer and musician who performs in an open and honest way, unburdened by external pressure and it shows” – Nialler9

“… 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


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