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Kitten at Highline Ballroom NYC (7/8/14)

Kitten took the stage at the Highline Ballroom (7/8/14) to support her newly released album.
Kitten took the stage at the Highline Ballroom (7/8/14) to support her newly released album.
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Kitten at Highline Ballroom

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Just last month, 19 year-old Chloe Chaidez, also known as the front woman of LA-based band, Kitten, released their highly anticipated album and began their US headlining tour to support. It seems while all the hype is on electronic dance music, Kitten captures the listeners attention with a familiar sound or a blast from the past, with heavy influences and a punk-rock/pop edge, 70's style and has been compared to the new wave goddesses like Pat Benatar and/or Vanity 6.

A quite old soul, with a vibrant edge who released EP prior to this album and has landed shows in the past with Paramore, No Doubt, Garbage, electro-indie crooner, Twin Shadow, New Wave pioneer Gary Numan and Charli XCXChaidez is no stranger to the music industry, since age ten when she first learned to play bass, which soon led to her picking up guitar and drums. Chaidez formed her first band that same year and was quickly opening for big names in indie, such as Conor Oberst.

After years of working intensely on mastering her craft she made her debut as Kitten at The Smell, a downtown LA, all-ages venue. “I walked in with my guitar and played my three songs, to an audience of about seven emo kids,” Chaidez often recalls in many of her interviews. Continuing to play The Smell, Kitten released Sunday School in 2010, soon secured their deal with Elektra Records.

Kitten made a stop at the Highline Ballroom along with Kitty and Tempers (openers) and gave a high energy performance with her bold, energetic dance moves, innovative song lyrics and strong vocals that left the crowd wanting more.

For more KITTEN, tour dates and to listen to their new album, visit kittentheband.com.