KITTEN

2009 - Present
DateVenueLocation
December 13, 2019 El Corazón Seattle, WA, US
December 15, 2019 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR, US
December 18, 2019 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ, US
December 23, 2019 The Ballroom at Warehouse Live Houston, TX, US
Kitten is an American indie rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009, currently consisting of Chloe Chaidez. It is known for being the opener for bands such as No Doubt, Paramore, The Neighbourhood, Electric Six, Young the Giant, Garbage, OK Go and Charli XCX. In 2010, they released their first EP, Sunday School. In 2011, they followed up with the release of their second EP Cut It Out. In August 2013, the EP Like a Stranger was made available on iTunes. Kitten's self-titled debut album, produced by Chad Anderson and Gavin MacKillop, was released on June 24, 2014. They also briefly signed with Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group in February 2014 but left in June of the same year. Former members Zach Bilson, Bryan De Leon and Waylon Rector also left the band in that year as well. Kitten has been billed for festivals such as SXSW, Jubilee, Edgefest, Middle of the Map Festival, Summerfest 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 hone 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 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 Fall 2013 Charli XCX tour, and then would part ways with the band as well. An official explanation has not been released.

On February 4th, 2014, soon after the conclusion of the Charli XCX tour, it was announced that Bryan Deleon, Zach Bilson, and Waylon Rector were rejoining Kitten, and that the band would be joining The Neighbourhood on their spring headlining tour.