Album review: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Superscope (Sunday Best Recordings)

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis.

THE LONDON siblings' previous album, Third, found them branching out, for an eclectic, self composed set, encompassing rock'n'roll, soul, funk, pop, blues, and ska. Superscope scales back the diversity to concentrate more on rock'n'roll and blues.

While there are flashes of soul and jazz, overall Superscope does not have the diversity of its predecessor, nor, song for song, is it as strong. Yet, it remains a warm, engaging, satisfying collection, driven by a great sense of rhythm - sometimes a groove, other times a full throttle, occasionally a laid back beat - be that via guitar or the drums - but it is always solid and at the heart of the song.

'Love Me So' and 'Just One Kiss' are wonderful romantic late night blues; 'Down On My Knees' is full blooded glam rock boogie, the hardest rocking song the trio has yet recorded; 'Team Strong', an ode to being in the company of good friends, and 'Slave', bring the soul and r'n'b element, and have swagger and cool; while closer 'Broccoli Tempura' allows the siblings to exercise their considerable chops with effortless ease.

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