KITT PHILIPPA’s debut album ‘Human’ wins Album of The Year in Northern Ireland Music Prize 2020

KITT PHILIPPA's debut album 'Human' wins Album of The Year in Northern Ireland Music Prize 2020

With all three of the first singles from Kitt Philippa’s debut album nominated for Best Song by the Northern Irish Music Prize – the expectation was high for the album and it doesn’t disappoint, scooping Album of the Year at this year’s online awards ceremony presented in Belfast by BBC’s Rigsy and Gemma Bradley.

The Belfast-based artist released ‘Human’ in the UK to widespread critical acclaim from sources such as Sunday Times Culture Magazine, which described the album as “astonishing”.

Kitt will also perform several headline shows in Ireland in 2021, as well as a rescheduled tour of Germany. The list of Irish tour dates is as follows:

May 26th: The Workman’s Club, Dublin
May 27th: Dolans Presents, Limerick
May 28th: Winthrop Avenue Cork
May 29th: Róisín Dubh, Galway
Tickets available from local venue ticket offices, & Eventbrite

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; from their home life inspirations; to Queen’s University; to an introductory stage talent development scheme at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast – a dedicated music hub for new talent setup by Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol); to performing their original music live onstage with the Ulster Orchestra at the ripe old age of 21 and beyond. Kitt Philippa (KP) has been championed by Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 Music), Tom Robinson, Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1), Huw Stephens, RTE 2FM, Today FM amongst others. BBC Entertainment News in their review of The Great Escape 2019 proclaimed, “You can instantly hear why Hozier said “impressive is too weak a word” to describe their music.”

2020 saw Kitt’s single Fahrenheit garnering airplay on German radio, including being playlisted on Berlin’s Radio Eins. The track ‘You’ from the album is also currently featuring on Sky TV’s Riviera.

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