carrier pigeons international release
we can finally announce the international release of carrier pigeons. the album will be out on may 9th on all major digital platforms, and is available for itunes pre-order right now. remember that the cd and limited vinyl versions are available at the kitty wu shop for those who like to touch.
To our international friends: thanks for your patience - we hope you will enjoy the album. see you out there!
VINYL! VINYL! VINYL!
Great news for those of you addicted to 33 1/3 rounds per minute: we now offer the entire Kitty Wu vinyl catalogue in our shop. These limited beauties sum up the essence of an album, with an array of unique features such as vinyl-only tracks (The Rules of Transportation), Letter-pressed leadtype inlays (Someone Was Here) and handmade photographic darkroom prints (Carrier Pigeons). Cut on high quality vinyl ranging from 180g-220g and dressed in artwork you can hold and hug, every single copy has quite a bit of our blood, sweat and tears in it.
Enjoy! R + A + C
the kitty wu shop
presenting the kitty wu shop! you are now able to buy music and merchandise directly from the band via our own KW storefront! in the coming time the selection will grow and also feature out-of-stock rarities and limited edtion one-offs.
click this link to visit the store.
as previously hinted, the special vinyl edition of carrier pigeons would be extra special for someone. inside one single and random copy of the vinyl, we have placed a golden ticket. this ticket awards the recipient a unique and original art print AS WELL as a spot on the kitty wu guest list FOR LIFE!
we have no idea where this very special copy of the album is - it might be in a record store or it might be in our koncert merchandise stock, but we are looking forward to hearing from the lucky winner someday!
2012 has been one for the books. We got to release our 5th album, Carrier Pigeons, and not only are we proud of the record itself, we are equally proud (and humbled) to part of a relatively small club of artist who have stuck at it long enough to actually release 5 albums. YOU are all, in no small part, one of the reasons for this, and for that we salute you.
This was also the year where we got to work at Electric Lady Studios (a big deal for us), made many new friends around the world and played a string of very cool shows.
We have no intentions of slowing down in 2013, where our plans include the international release of Carrier Pigeons, the launch of our own shop and, first and foremost, as many shows as we can convince people to let us play, in Denmark and beyond!! Many of these shows will be carried out in a way that will allow us to revisit songs we haven't played in a long time, as well as doing the new songs to their full potential. We are having a great time preparing this as we speak, but more on that later...
But plans are only plans. During our five albums and the years surrounding them, we have done our utmost to release music that actually meant something to us and hopefully others, and to play concerts where everything was left on the stage. In the end that's what it boils down to, that's what we will keep doing for as long as we like, and we are truly happy to invite you along for the ride.Thank you for your continuing support!
Please take care of you and yours. See you in 2013.
Robert, Allan, Claus
carrier pigeons vinyl released!
the vinyl edition of carrier pigeons is out! As hinted we have tried to make this release very special, and are now very exited to share it. Among its features is an included artwork photograph handmade in a darkroom by the band.
limited edition release
180g vinyl pressing
350g reverse side printed paper stock
a handmande darkroom printed photograph in a numbered envelope
high quality album download
check out this 'making of' film to see what we have been up to!
gaffa awards nominations
kitty wu has recieved two nominations for this years gaffa awards, namely 'danish band of the year' and 'danish rock album of the year'. We thanks you for this tip of the hat, and would love it if you would consider voting. to do so go here!
p6 beat interview
Robert visited P6 host Carsten Holm for an interesting conversation on the new album. Have a listen here (in Danish).
fall dates added
a few fall dates have been added:
19 October Copenhagen, Huset Magstraede
20 October Odense, Kansas City
16 November Aalborg, 1000 Fryd
17 November Thisted, Ungdomsrådet
see you there!
new album out now: carrier pigeons
today we proudly release our new album carrier pigeons. It is available digitally, on dc and shortly as a very special limited vinyl. Thank you for listening and for your support - we so greatly appreciate it!
Robert, Allan, Claus
diary 3 // copenhagen vs electric lady
this third and final episode of the short film diaries, takes us from the initial recording at kitty wu's studio in copenhagen, to jimi hendrix' legendary electric lady studios in new york for the final mixing with john o'mahony. the film also features a number of excerpts from the upcoming album carrier pigeons. enjoy!
New album announced
We are proud to announce that our 5th album 'CARRIER PIGEONS' will be released on September 10th.
Can't wait to share it with all of you!
Robert, Allan and Claus
Thank you to all audiences, support acts and local crews for a great Peepshow weekend! We will see you all again soon. xxx R+A+C
starting may 31, we are playing three club shows. At these shows we will be live testing and previewing songs from our upcoming album. The gigs will be absolutely low-key and you will be able to see us experiment with live arrangements for these never before played songs. We have priced the tickets very low and would love to see you there!
31 may 1000fryd aalborg
01 june beta copenhagen
02 june v58 århus
A heartfelt thank you to all of you for staying in touch with us through a strange year of chaos and scattered presence. Times are changing rapidly around us all and we are continuously walking a knives edge separating good new from bad new.
We are, in this very moment, hard at work on the new album, and one of the reasons that we look forward to 2012 is that we get to share this music with you. We also plan to tour our hearts out and hope to see you all out there. Nothing brings us greater joy.
We wish a happy and safe New Year to you and your loved ones. Keep listening to music and keep listening to albums. We will keep making them.
Robert, Allan, Claus
videodiary new york
This second episode of our diary short film series chronicles a last ekskursion, where Robert goes looking for a final surge of electricity in New York before returning to Copenhagen to record with the band. Enjoy and share with others!
Album status // Videodiary Berlin.
We are making an album!
This time around Robert has moved the writing efforts to Berlin, while periodically working with Allan and Claus in Copenhagen.
We are highly exited about the direction and will be working throughout the fall. We are documenting the process through a planned series of videodiaries, and this first episode offers a glimpse into how Berlin have helped shape the first sketches of the album. Watch the video here in HD.
Live at Tide FM
Hey folks. We've done a little digging in the archives and
would like to share these recordings with you. In 2005, while
touring the album Knives and Daggers in Germany, we did a live
session at the Hamburg Radio Tide FM.
The session was recorded at an ungodly early hour, the morning after a show, and features a hung-over Robert on Vocals and guitar, Allan on lapsteel, Claus and Samuel sleeping in the corner, and our trusty Front of House engineer Magnus Groth on the Roland Space Echo.
We like the thin-skinned nature of this session and it really takes us back. Have a listen and enjoy your summer!
privacy on itunes
our debut album privacy from 2001 is once again available on danish itunes. International availability will follow shortly. You can buy it here.
a heartfelt thank you to everyone we have crossed paths with this year. thank you for listening to us and for supporting the band. thank you to all who have helped us out and offered their time and advice. It means the world to us, and allows us to press on and do what we love.
Next year will be exciting, as we are entering the studio in the spring to record our 5th album. Cannot wait to share new sounds with you all.
happy new year to you and yours!
xxx Allan, Claus and Robert
Kitty Wu will be playing two exclusive shows December 10-11, in Copenhagen and Århus. Don't miss out, as it could be a little while before we tour again. We would love to see you.
Details to your left.
GOLD CHAIN VIDEO
TODAY WE PREMIERE THE NEW VIDEO FOR GOLD CHAIN. IT IS COMPILED BY IMAGES FROM KITTY WU'S APRIL SHOW IN VEGA, COPENHAGEN, AS WELL AS INTERIOR SHOTS FROM THIS AMAZING VENUE. THE VIDEO IS PRODUCED BY KITTY WU COLLABORATORS BEMERK. GO WATCH IT!
Our favorite photog Bjørn Bertheussen was onsite at Vega on the eve of the last of three shows. He produced these great shots.
Take a tour of Kitty Wu's twitter photography, a grainy low-res documentation of the band's comings and goings.
Tour Diary No.3
Third and final episode of the tour diaries is on air now. cross-band experiments, champagne, a rose distributing senior citizen and Kids of Idaho. Watch it here!
Pics from Voxhall shows.
Photog Petter Ettrup was on scene at the Voxhall two night stand, shooting these images.
Starting tonight Kitty Wu will be playing three sold out shows at Vega Copenhagen, opening for Kashmir. The shows will mark the end of the month long danish tour alongside Kashmir. T-shirts and albums will be sold by the band exclusively after the shows. Hope to see you there!
Tour Diary No.2
Second chapter of the Tour Diary is available on Youtube now. Road, sea, noise, good friends, preshow pacing, and liveclips. Watch it here!
NEW PHOTOS - BEHIND THE SCENES
ROBERT HAS BEEN PHOTODOCUMENTING THE ONGOING TOUR, SHOOTING HIS BANDMATES AS WELL AS FRIENDS AND HEADLINERS KASHMIR UP CLOSE. THIS SET OFFERS A LITTLE PEEK INTO CURRENT LIFE FROM HIS POINT OF VIEW. TAKE A LOOK HERE.
Koncert shots from Randers have been added to Flickr, including a set from photographer Jacob Lerche and one from German koncert-goer extraordinaire Nadine Graw.
TOUR DIARY NO.1
FIRST CHAPTER OF THE TOUR DIARY IS UP! THE SERIES WILL DOCUMENT THE CURRENT TOUR, SUPPORTING KASHMIR ALL OVER DENMARK. SOUNDCHECKS, NIGHTTIME DRIVES, DRESSINGROOMS AND CROWES IN FLIGHT. WATCH IT HERE. ENJOY!
Day one of the tour. During the next month we will play 15 shows supporting Kashmir all over DK. We will be doing in-the-moment updates on our twitter stream, and video diaries and stills will be posted on youtube and flickr throughout the tour. Looking forward to sharing this with you!
Today we are launching our new website courtesy of our friends at Udbrud.
The site is your entrance to all of our online hangouts, so please explore the links and stay for as long as you want. Welcome.
Watch the chillingly beautiful video for Act Surprised, featuring Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro and his artificial family. This way to Kitty Wu's youtube channel.
See pics from the November 2009 show in Århus on Flickr now.
WHAT SONGS SHOULD WE PLAY ON THE KASHMIR TOUR? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD ON FACEBOOK.
TSHIRT AVAILABLE AT