13 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Kitten are an L.A.-based group built upon 18-year-old frontwoman Chloe Chaidez and her amazing vocal pipes. Their debut album sounds like someone discovered master tapes from 1985 and, with a little remixing, released them in 2014. Chaidez is already an old hand at music, having been taking the stage since age 10. Executive producer Chad Anderson cowrote the material with Chaidez, formalizing her youthful instincts for music that wouldn’t feel out of place on the first few Madonna albums. “Like a Stranger,” “Sex Drive,” “I’ll Be Your Girl," and especially “Devotion” bounce aggressively with potential for the dancefloor and whatever constitutes radio in 2014. Previous EPs suggested a tougher guitar-based approach, but Chaidez sounds far more comfortable with these grooves. The album doesn’t falter, either. The album’s middle features—“G#” and “Why I Wait”—are two of its most-loved songs, while the end closes up with the passionate “Doubt,” the melodic “Kill the Light," and the low-key “Apples and Cigarettes,” where Chaidez gives another powerhouse vocal performance.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Kitten are an L.A.-based group built upon 18-year-old frontwoman Chloe Chaidez and her amazing vocal pipes. Their debut album sounds like someone discovered master tapes from 1985 and, with a little remixing, released them in 2014. Chaidez is already an old hand at music, having been taking the stage since age 10. Executive producer Chad Anderson cowrote the material with Chaidez, formalizing her youthful instincts for music that wouldn’t feel out of place on the first few Madonna albums. “Like a Stranger,” “Sex Drive,” “I’ll Be Your Girl," and especially “Devotion” bounce aggressively with potential for the dancefloor and whatever constitutes radio in 2014. Previous EPs suggested a tougher guitar-based approach, but Chaidez sounds far more comfortable with these grooves. The album doesn’t falter, either. The album’s middle features—“G#” and “Why I Wait”—are two of its most-loved songs, while the end closes up with the passionate “Doubt,” the melodic “Kill the Light," and the low-key “Apples and Cigarettes,” where Chaidez gives another powerhouse vocal performance.

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About Kitten

Fronted by dynamic lead singer Chloe Chaidez, the Los Angeles-based four-piece Kitten make '80s post-punk-influenced dance-rock and synth pop. The daughter of former Thee Undertakers drummer Mike Chaidez, Chloe grew up listening to a mix of punk and '80s new wave bands like the Go-Go's, the Motels, and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

A precocious adolescent, Chaidez formed her first group, the cover band Wild Youth, at age ten. Three years later, she had formed Kitten, and with producer/manager Chad Anderson began working on original material. In 2010, when Chaidez was only 15 years old, Kitten released the driving, guitar and synth-heavy EP Sunday School. They signed to Atlantic, and returned two years later with a sophomore EP, Cut It Out.

In 2014, they released their full-length studio debut, Kitten, which featured the singles "Like a Stranger," "G#," and "Doubt." Following tour dates opening for Charli XCX and the Neighbourhood, they delivered a fourth EP, Heaven or Somewhere in Between. Parting ways with Atlantic, Kitten began working on an independently produced follow-up. The single "I Did It" appeared in 2018. ~ Matt Collar

ORIGIN
Los Angeles, CA
FORMED
2009

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