KITTEN THE BAND
Kitten is an American indi rock band formed in LA, CA in 2009. The band currently consists solely of Chloe Chaidez. In 2010, Chloe released her first EP, Sunday School. In 2011 she released the EP Cut it Out. In August 2013, the EP “Like A Stranger” was made available on iTunes. Their debut album is scheduled for a 2014 release. They have garnered attention from Nylon, Vice, Rolling Stone, Interview, Spin and many other magazines.
Kitten has opened for bands such as No Doubt, Electric Six, Young the Giant, Paramore and Charli XCX. Spin.com has described lead singer Chaidez as having “a raw power and believability as a performer.”
Kitten has been billed for festivals such as SXSW, Jubilee, Edgefest, Middle of the Map Festival and Riot Fest.
Chloe Chaidez’s early interest in music stemmed from her father who was a drummer in Los Angeles’ early punk scene. By ten, Chloe had already begun playing bass and formed her own band. By twelve, she was opening for indie artists such as Midlake, Band of Horses and Conor Oberst.
Through songwriting collaborations with her manager, producer and musical mentor Chad Anderson, the singer started to home in on her now signature sound. A blend of the ferocious power of late ’70s post punk with the sonic textures and rhythms of British new wave, executed with an emotional delicacy all too rare for today.
Although the original production team of Chad Anderson and Nick Johns remained, Kitten went through a lineup change with their second EP Cut it Out. Max Kuehn (drums), Elvis Kuehn (synth/guitar) and Zach Carper (bass) quit the band to fully commit to FIDLAR, the second band they were juggling at the time.
In October 2013, shortly after the release of their new album Like A Stranger EP, Kitten announced that Waylon Rector, Zach Bilson, and Lukas Frank had left the band. Bryan DeLeon would remain with Kitten until the conclusion of the Charli XCX tour, and then would part ways with the band as well. An official explanation has not been released.
Watch Kitten’s latest music video “Like a Stranger” below! Also for more information check out Kitten’s site HERE
SINGER CHLOE CHAIDEZ
PHOTOS BY JOSHUA SHULTZ www.JoshuaShultz.com
LOCATION CASTAIC LAKE