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19th April 2011
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The Act: KITTEN

The Release: THE SUNDAY SCHOOL EP

The Formats: 5-TRACK COMPACT DISC EP & DOWNLOAD

The Label: fierce panda

The Catalogue Number: NING 235CD

The Release Date: MAY 16th 2011

The Tracklisting:
Kill The Light
Chinatown
Johnny Johnny Johnny
Allison Day
Kitten With A Whip

The Truth: Chloe Chaidezs first ever band was called Wild Youth, who played raucous cover versions. So far, so unremarkable. Except that Chloe formed Wild Youth when she was ten, supported the likes of Conor Oberst, Midlake and Band Of Horses, and split the group up at the ripe old age of thirteen. Now Chloe Chaidez is the centrifugal force in LAs newest underground indiepop stormtroopers KITTEN. When her second combo stalked the stages of SXSW and CMJ last year she was already looking at becoming a rocknroll veteran at the age of fifteen. Weve heard of getting your teenage kicks, but surely this is ridiculous.

The Sunday School EP is KITTENs debut UK release. It features five smouldering songs with alluring nods to past dirty deeds done good, careering from sultry pop which references The Boss and nods towards Karen O (Kill The Light) to the powerpopping Nena-chopping New Wave shapes of Chinatown which is teasingly Kim Wilde at heart. In short, the EP is a sassy blend of artrock sensibilities, gently gothic traumas and sunnyside-up Billy Idolising commercial tricks. In shorter, within 37 seconds Chaivezs age has become irrelevant.

And there isnt a cover version in sight: for the first two years after Wild Youth folded Chaivez committed to developing herself as a writer and performer, playing for anyone at anytime, be those people standing on street corners, in subway platforms, or in dive bars. She first demoed recordings of her own songs with producer Bill Racine (Mates of State, Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev). Then she soon recruited Max Kuehn, 19, on drums (who's father Greg is a member of the revered So Cal punk band TSOL), Zach Carper, 23, on bass (engineer for Earlimart, Grandaddy and Tokyo Police Club) and friend Andy Miller, 18, on guitar to form KITTEN.

Nowadays people say that KITTEN blend jagged song structures and raw intensity with an irresistible sensibility to create a razor-sharp take on neo-new wave and post-punk. Throw in the bands relentless live shows, a kinetic experience thats part Iggy Pop, part The Cure and part Cat Power - and which earned them a ?Best New Discovery of SXSW tag on Spin.com - and you can see why they are building a fervent fanbase right up the West Coast. Next stop: the rest of the world, as KITTEN will be heading to the UK for these live shows around the Sunday School EPs release. Lock up your daughters! Oh, hang on a minute

May 14th: Brighton, The Great Escape fierce panda daytime party @ Latest Music Bar
May 14th: Brighton, The Great Escape @ The Haunt
May 19th: Glasgow, Oran Mor*
May 20th: Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms*
May 21st: Liverpool, Academy
May 22nd: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms*
May 24th: London, Heaven*
May 25th: London, Heaven*
May 26th: Brighton, Concorde 2*
May 27th: Bournemouth, The Old Fire Station*
May 28th: Cardiff, Millennium Centre*
May 30th: Sheffield, Leadmill*
May 31st: Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms*
June 1st: Manchester, Club Academy*
*with Funeral Party

www.myspace.com/kittentheband

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