L.A. based band Kitten formed in 2010 and have since released three EPs, Sunday School, Cut It Out and Like A Stranger. The band has come full circle in a short time and are set to release their self-titled, full-length debut on June 24th via Elektra Records. The new album traverses heavily and primarily through ’80s synth-pop territory but also features infinite elements of indie rock, post-punk and shoegaze. Their sound has an impeccable sheen to it and their energy is relentless. The band previously opened up and shared stages with The Neighbourhood, Charlie XCX, Garbage, The Joy Formidable and countless others, but their time to shine in the spotlight has arrived, as they hit the road on their first headlining tour in support of their new album. One thing’s for sure, Kitten is here to rock your world, so you might as well dance.
Why We Dig Them: The members of Kitten may only clock in at 19 and 20 years old respectively, but they are ridiculously badass; like old pros, trapped in young people’s bodies . They were a lot of fun to chat with when we caught up with them in our Grimy T.V. interview last year and for being so mature at this age, who knows what kind of awesome sounds we can expect to hear from them in the future.
Best Songs: “G#” shows off Kitten’s finer, polished sound. With a guitar intro that would give the Yeah Yeah Yeahs a run for their money the song also features fearless, driving percussion and the the infectious vocals of leading lady, Chloe Chaidez. Her fierce beck and call “We’ll see you all, We’ll see you all again” and bone-chilling ooo ahh ahhhs have a spellbinding effect.
“Cathedral” is the ultimate ’80s ballad; a down-tempo track complete with heavy, repetitive synths, and breathy, Sinead O’Connor-like vocals that waft through the song. Oh, and there is a full blown sax solo a la Kenny G thrown in there for good measure. Time travel complete.
Let the dreamy, synth-pop jammer “Cut It Out” set your mind, body and booty free! In no time you’ll find yourself swaying and shakin’ what yo momma gave you. This song is damn catchy and I fully expect to hear a slew of re-mixes.
Three Words To Describe Kitten: Sultry — Dreamy — Dynamic
Words: Emily Saex