words by tom johnson
Even if you weren’t aware that David Kitt had spent the last few years playing in, and recording with, Tindersticks you might be able to tell such a thing from his music, blessed, as it is, with the same sense of exquisite balance and elegance as Stuart Staples’ consummate project. This, however, is Kitt’s own work; a brand new album to be released in March, and his first in some nine years. Led, last month, by the eminently pretty ‘Still Don’t Know’, GFP is very pleased to unveil another new track from the album today in the form of Cling Film; a similarly alluring piece of folk/pop blessed with a captivatingly steady pace.
“It kind of equates the feeling of falling under someone’s spell to being slowly wrapped in layers of cling film,” Kitt says of the new track, “to the point where you can’t make anything out at all. It’s also a play on words as it’s written like a short film with the action all twisting and turning its way around Dublin city.”
Underpinned by subtle instrumentation, Kitt’s soft voice becomes the chief protagonist, making good on those filmic comparisons, the rolling nature of the track conjuring up a mini world of its own, grey and quiet, with a touch of drama, like finding yourself in a coastal town you can’t seem to place. Lingering in the conscience for far longer than the three-minutes it sticks around for, it’s another lovely, interesting step towards the new record – and you can check it out below right now. The ‘Yous’ LP is released on March 9th, via All City Records.
Kilkenny, Cleere’s Theatre – March 9th
Cork, AMP venue – March 10th
Debarras, Clonakilty, West Cork -March 11th
Galway, Roisin Dubh – March 23rd
Limerick, Dolans, Upstairs – March 31st
Dublin, Button Factory – April 6th
Dundalk, Spirit Store – April 8th
London, Borderline – April 18th
Manchester, Eagle Inn – April 19th