Kitty Wu (Danish indie band)
Kitty Wu is a Danish alternative rock band, named after a character in Paul Auster's novel Moon Palace. Kitty Wu was founded in in 1998 in Copenhagen.
Their debut album, Privacy, released in 2001 to positive reviews. The following releases The Rules of Transportation (2003) and Knives and Daggers (2005) further cemented the band's uncompromising reputation. These albums also marked the beginning of a series of artistic relationships with some musical profiles who helped shape Kitty Wu, among them Guy Fixsen (Pixies, My Bloody Valentine) and, most importantly, the band's mentor Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Marianne Faithfull, Anna Calvi). In 2009, Kitty Wu released their fourth album Someone Was Here, an album that, despite a wider soundscape, was to be their first as a trio. Their 5th album, Carrier Pigeons, was released in 2012.
The first sketches appeared in Berlin, where singer and songwriter Robert Lund had relocated to for a time. He continued the work during prolonged stays in New York, and songs were periodically brought home to the band to be recorded in their makeshift Copenhagen studio. The album was mixed by John O’mahony(The Cribs, Metric) in Jimi Hendrix’ Electric Lady Studios in New York's West Village.