Hidden Herd Presents: Kitty Fitz + Vanity Fairy + Phantom Isle + Bekah Bossard
7th June 2023 - 7:45 pm
The Hope & Ruin

Hidden Herd Presents:


Kitty Fitz is the alternative pop brainchild of South East London-based producer, engineer and Prima Queen bassist Kitty Drummond. A self-confessed liability, Kitty’s music unites the sound of artists such as Lorde and Caroline Polachek with the wholesome yet chaotic energy of a nightclub’s girls’ bathroom. Kitty intertwines stories of being the antagonist, french exits, emotional vulnerability and double entendres with enchanting cinematic synth-pop melodies and syncopated drums – all produced, written and recorded by herself in a mixture of stubborn independence and auteurism. After releasing a string of singles since last summer that have been backed by John Kennedy on Radio X and more, Kitty recently unveiled her brilliant debut EP, ‘All My Own Stunts’, which is out now on our favourite tastemaker label Sad Club Records.

Having supported Warmduscher, Katy J Pearson, Audiobooks, Lime Garden, Insecure Men, Let’s Eat Grandma and Girl Ray, the last year has been a bit of a whirlwind for divine disco diva – and recent Moshi Moshi signing – Vanity Fairy. A sparkling starlet of the underground East London scene, Vanity’s debut EP ‘Love From Above’ spins a nostalgia-laden world that plays with kitsch-pop tropes and revels in the hedonistic indulgences of classic disco. But far from being content to ape her bedazzled Studio 54 idols, Fairy adds something new to the mix that is bittersweet, playful and wistful. Thanks to her shimmering vocal falsetto, which has been compared to everyone from Barry Gibb to Kate Bush, and onstage theatrics, the iconic disco darling is earning a reputation as one of the most memerising live performers around. With a new EP set for release and more exciting live news soon to be unveiled, 2023 looks set to be a stunner for the high priestess of underground disco-pop. Vanity Fairy is on a messianic, hedonistic one-woman-mission to spread a simple emotion to audiences everywhere: JOY!


Formed in Northampton but residing in East London, Phantom Isle fuse their eclectic array of acid house, disco, post-punk and industrial influences into an original and raw indietronica sound. Over the last few years, they’ve released numerous high-energy and infectious singles, including standout hit ‘Mar V’ which was championed by BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and appeared on the soundtrack of E4’s Made In Chelsea. Quickly gaining support in London and the Midlands for their captivating live shows, Phantom Isle have topped the bill at festivals in France and Germany, along with appearing at Liverpool Sound City and The Great Escape Festival. They’ve also supported The Mysterines at The Close Encounter Club and more recently the Regressive Left on their UK tour, as well as performed at Ceremony Festival with the likes of FEET, Lynks, Talk Show and English Teacher. After dropping their vinyl EP ‘Out of Blue’ last year, the trio are now looking ahead to 2023 with anticipation and recently released a brand new single called ‘Still Time’, which has already been backed by BBC Music Introducing and more.

Born in California and raised in Exeter, Bekah Bossard is an American-British singer-songwriter whose glistening and gut-wrenching songs combine “lyrical depth with hypnotic melodies”. Since the turn of 2023, Bekah has released two spellbinding singles, ‘What You Wanted’ and ‘Four Walls’, which have received solid support from The Line of Best Fit, BBC Music Introducing and Amazing Radio, as well as Atwood Magazine who named Bekah as an ‘Artist To Watch’ describing latest release ‘Four Walls’ as “beautifully intimate and achingly raw”. Looking ahead to the rest of 2023, Bekah will be heading out on their first UK tour with Ten Tonnes, playing dates in London, Bristol, Oxford and Brighton’s Green Door Store.

Advance tickets are £10 + booking fee and are on sale now via DICE

This is an 18+ event.


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