Their new album fittingly titled The Third was recorded through the summer of 2014 in a converted former Indian restaurant in north London and produced by long-time fan and former Clash member Mick Jones (who makes a great cup of tea, says Kitty).
The Third, recorded on analogue gear (like the previous two albums) embraces their growing spread of influences – from blues, rockabilly and country to soul, funk and reggae, but retains that unmistakable Kitty, Daisy & Lewis sound – a heady mix of old-school rhythms and Ska-infused grooves and a dash of Hawaiian flavour and has been hailed by critics as their best yet.
Your third album shows a range of influences. If you could wave a magic wand who would each of you love to play with from the past of music?
"I would probably choose T-Rex. I reckon we could get a good jam going. Plus Marc Bolan is hot".
Do each of you contribute equally in the creation of a song?
"We typically write our songs separately and then develop them together. Everyone has an equal say but we dont always agree with each other – which can cause conflict. A lot of it is developed through jamming and just finding what naturally rocks and feels right".
"My wardrobe is a mixture of new and old. I am really into the '70s – a lot of denim, suede, leather and lurex. My favourite items at the moment would have to be my black leather shorts worn with a hand carved belt – made by myself and my over the knee boots. I also love my flares that I bought from Primark. My boyfriend and I both bought them in white and dyed them green. I am influenced by so many peoples' fashion - Marc Bolan, Blondie, Suzi Quatro and Elvis are the main ones for me".
"I think its nice that people are discovering old styles and being creative with it. I think it is important to wear what makes you happy and not to just follow what they think is cool. I'm not keen on a lot of the repro stuff. I think it is pretty unoriginal".
The New Zealand tour dates and ticket outlets are...
28th July Christchurch - Allen Street (www.undertheradar.co.nz)
29th July Wellington - Bodega (www.undertheradar.co.nz)
30th July Auckland - Powerstation (www.powerstation.net.nz)