Kitty Solaris
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Kitty Solaris

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The best kept secret in music


"rewiev of the first demo"

Kitty has been kicking around the Berlin music scene now for a couple of years now with her band PLASTIC IVY and also more recently - went solo.

With the help of Steffen Schlosser
she has released her new demo CD. I just put it on to listen to it to write this rewiev, and my flat mate (a hip young dude, whosemusic taste takes in all latest German things Iike Rechenzentrum,
Kante amongst others) asked me "Was für ein Musik ist das?"

"Warum? Magst du es?."

"Ja es ist sehr modern---schöne klänge---, klingt ein bischen wie uhmmmm


"Ja aber gut so----cool!"

I know for Kitty she doesn´t like to be compared to that other person, but every one is compared to every one else, and any way I think the new demo has a lot of originality.

The demo starts with the uplifting "Coola", very good popsong especially when the keyboards appear in the chorus..... I love the third song "False
pearls" or as I know it "suspicion too", a beautiful athmosphere is
created with strings and delayed piano, very mature, the singing is direkt and yet
spacey. Song 5 is also beautiful with Steffens backing vocals and simple
keyboards, and Kitty´s sort of lazy scrumming. Song 6 "Windows" has a bit more of German misic feel must be the drum machine. Song 9 "Ice cold" standsout luvely vocals - Kitty letting loose.....

This is more than a demo, it wouldn´t look out of place as a new release in Saturn, on Kitty-yo, along with the latest things they have to offer,
let´s face it Kitty-yo and Kitty Solaris if nothing else have almost the
same name.

(David Hull in "the real thing")

- The real thing by David Hull

"Kitty Solaris, Berlin's indie rock icon is soft-spoken but on stage watch out for her tenacious musical fury"

by Lady Gaby

When I made my way inside through the back door, I didn't expect such crowdness to greet me. The small, smoky, grungy yet charming venue held all of Kitty Solaris's fans tight and impatient. Forget about making it to the bar…you couldn't. Forget about going to relieve yourself or powder your nose… impossible. The fact that the door bitch (not that you are one Sarah) already was almost in the street with her little box full of cash should have been an indication of Kitty Solaris's popularity. When Kitty releases an album, people come to watch her do it and they hopefully line up to buy it. Not that many CDs get sold this way anymore, but good on Kitty for trying. She has her own label, not only for her own music but a platform that gives breeding space to other like-minded artists.
Before Kitty got on stage at Schokoladen in Berlin Mitte, I managed to dwindle a little and try to find my + 1. Mission impossible. I decided to wait in the overcrowd and let her find me. I had enough space to hold my beer tense to my chest without spilling it all over my neighbours. One in particular had enough space to burn her best friend's scarf, without even trying that is how stiff we were packed. So finally the show begins. And straight away the sound was in the bucket. What a shame. Kitty's voice and entire soul struggled to be heard. Feedback, annoying and deranged noises let the show down. Kitty's songs are so intimate, powerful and commanding. I thought these qualities would top the technical problems. However live, when you cannot hear well a voice that sits between PJ Harvey and Beth Orth, you want to throw a bottle or spill beer all over the mixing desk or the person behind it. The crowd was patient and supportive but Kitty was out of patience. Overall the show fluctuated between glistening moments of imposing indie rock sounds, Sonic Youth like grungy love ballads, to rock songs about daily drudge. "You should shave mister, before you kiss me", was one of those titles that clicked the truth, if you know what I mean.
Kitty's songs are fresh, possess all the feministic allures that they should, they draw you into their story plots while the melodies are well structured and played with a great vengeance. And that is all coming from one of the most petite, polite and soft appearing rock and roller chicks who roams the streets of Berlin with her sturdy guitar behind her back. Once she looks at you with those penetrating eyes, you would go home and shave before your lips touched hers. Despite the technical problems the show was alive, the audience raw and ready for what they got, Kitty slightly angered pulled it off better than I thought she would. The stage, her home, it was her record release party after all, and she could have cried if she wanted to, but she kept her calm under such karma. It was enviable to any hot-blooded diva around. Not Kitty, however. She kept playing her songs till the drunks went home. Through whispers, with feedback, her guitar either too quiet while the drums were too loud, she finished her set and proved to us that Future Air Hostess is a enjoyable and embellished album.
"I have always been an outsider here in Berlin, didn't belong anywhere but knew a lot of people in many scenes. I am more of an individual." That is how Kitty sees herself in this rock and roll sea called Berlin. The music was always more interesting to her than belonging to any scene. "Being able to see so many international good bands from all over the world is so great about being me." She runs a monthly night titled LoFi Lounge where away from the glitz and glamour of so many other events, Kitty promotes bands whose music you can take a bite from and taste quality and dedication.
As a promoter she does a great job because of her eclectic taste. Not bad for a girl who calls herself, "shy and who was never happy at school". I believe her as an outsider who learnt about music by listening to indie bands inside the four walls of her bedroom. "When I was young, the music meant a lot to me and impressed me a great deal. Bands like Primals, Dream Day, Cannibals, Violent Femmes, Velvet Undergroud, B52s and Patti Smith made my days less lonely. I played a little guitar as a young girl, in my hometown Marburg, you know Christmas songs with three cords. I always played music alone at home. But I never thought I will ever be in a band." But you know little girls grow up and their dreams too. One day in Kreuzberg, she saw a poster asking for a singer influenced by PJ Harvey. "I contacted them, had a rehearsal, I improvised a great deal and the female drummer told me to give my own stuff a go. So they called back and we began to rehearse together. We had nice times, drank beer and took a long time to arrange the songs."
As she preferred to sing her own songs, Kitty brought more and more of her songs to the rehearsals. A new and a better drummer, Stephan replaced the old one and he was very much excited about - Lady Gaby at


different people recording/cd 2003 (phonector)
smells like summer/ep 2004
2 refrains/ep 2005
future air hostess/cd 2007 (solaris empire/broken silence)

MotorFM Podcast #46:

• Airplay:

RBB Radio Fritz, RBB Radio Eins, Motor FM, Deutschlandfunk / Campus & Karriere,

Deutschlandradio, Radio Bremen 1 / Nordwestradio, NDR 4 Info Nachtclub,

WDR Eins Live / Plan B+Heimatkult, HR YOU FM, BR Zündfunk, Radio Ems-Vechte Welle,

Radio Flora Hannover, Radio Dortmund 91.2, Freies Radio Stuttgart, Radio Feierwerk München,

Radio Rheinwelle, Uniradio Stuttgart, Radio Corax, Frc Radio Husum, Uniradio Essen, Uniradio Leipzig,

Uniradio Chemnitz, Radio Zusa, Uniradio Münster, Uniradio Dortmund


"Changing Cards" on MotorFM
"You have to shave Mister" on Uniradio Bonn
"Lost in Translation" on NDR4 Hamburg
"Change Something" on Uniradio Duisburg"
"Change Something" on OS Radio Osnabrück


Feeling a bit camera shy


It started a few years ago! I loved to play guitar in my kitchen in berlin, prenzlauer berg. I had a lot of ideas for songs. it was my passion to sit there all night, singing and playing the guitar.
By Chance I met a phantastic drummer, Steffen, who accompanies me on the drums.
Together we played hundreds of concerts in berlin, germany, switzy, italy, france and turkey.
We played in tiny bars as well as on big stages infront of 2000 people. We played support for bands like sons and daughters (domino), the projects (track&field) and washington (glitterhouse).

Last year we played on a big festival at the beach in turkey, it was a great experience. We appear on different Compilations
like "Berlin Song" and "Aufnahmezustand"/Zyx records with artists like Nena and Tocotronic.
Some music appears in a film on german tv.
This year I released the new record "future air hostess" on my own label "solaris empire", it´s distributed by Broken Silence.
We got very good press and radio rotation.
I´m also organising concerts at Schokoladen-Mitte,
a wunderfull venue in Berlin-Mitte.

and here are more infos and songs to listen:

and here is our official info:
KITTY SOLARIS shoots she snapshots of her songs in between bars,
kitchen-and hotelrooms.
She´s an autodidakt and writes her favourite songs at night in the kitchen.
The music is moving between slowmotion, minimal pop, singer/songwriter,
electronic music and punk.
She´s inspired by musicians like PJ Harvey, Catpower, Nico and
also by Hits of the 80ies.
On stage she´s playing electric guitar, she is singing and
she´s accompanied by Steffen on drums.
Music for the time in between late midnight and early morning,
when you could believe the world stops turning.
The moment is here and suddenly you have all the time in the world.......