Pop-rock weirdos KITTEN release their new EP, Goodbye Honeymoon Phase today via RED MUSIC! To celebrate the new EP, KITTEN have just dropped the music video for "ME" exclusively with tmrw Magazine. Directed by longtime KITTEN-collaborator Tsarina Merrin, the video tackles the frustrations of living in our "everything-is-filmed" modern world, and the inability to truly know someone in spite of the wealth of content they may or may not share.
Goodbye Honeymoon Phase features "Memphis", already a new fan-favorite, which kicks things off with lush instrumentation that bends around lead singer Chloe Chaidez's impressionist lyrics. "ME", co-produced with Mike Shinoda, finds KITTEN at their brattiest and most urgent; imagine a John Hughes film soundtracked by sk8r punks. Meanwhile, on "Goodbye Honeymoon Phase", the band takes the 90s singer-songwriter nostalgia of lead single "Memphis", and blasts it into the present with bit-crushed guitars and arcade synthesizers. "Distraction", a re-work form the Pink Champagne era, harkens back to that EP's chaotic energy and wildcard arrangements. "Friday's No Fun Anymore" closes the EP with a blend of retro pop romanticism and explosive modern production.
In support of the new music, KITTEN just recently announced that they will be joining the Waterparks "Fandom Tour" presented by The Noise this winter. The band is set to open the show starting December 3rd in Detroit and wrapping on December 23rd in Houston. Catch KITTEN's energetic live show and make sure to purchase tickets on the band's website.
If you've kept an eye on underground pop for the last half-decade, you've probably come across the name KITTEN; but it's only recently that 24-year-old front-woman
Chloe Chaidez has hit her stride as a songwriter and band leader. Last year's Pink Champagne EP ushered in a new era for the group. Its songs, at once neurotic and euphoric, earned praise from Rolling Stone, Stereogum, PAPER, The Fader, i-D, MTV, Nylon, and Idolator.
After a year of touring with artists such as Smashing Pumpkins, New Order, Girlpool, Hatchie, and Blue October, the band landed in Los Angeles, where they immersed themselves in a vibrant music scene and worked with everyone from groundbreaking newcomer Dorian Electra to Smashing Pumpkins' James Iha. At the same time, Chaidez immersed herself in Nasty Cherry, a new project created by pop luminary Charli XCX. Writing and collaborating with Charli proved an invaluable learning experience, and left Chaidez eager to push her own musical boundaries. Enjoy the results!