Los Angeles has always bred a burgeoning rock scene, and every once in a while it’ll send someone into the national market. The city’s next rep is Kitten. Not since the Silversun Pickups‘ breakout has there been such a strong buzz about an Echo Park band and Elektra president Jeff Castelaz (formerly of Dangerbird Records) was one of the many who noticed. Maybe the allure is their youth (frontwoman Chloe Chaidez is only 18) but it’s probably their brooding synth-pop that’s at times an unapologetic throwback to ’80s new wave –an era that predates their birth. And while their songs may tend to have somber beginnings, they often turn radiant due to one consistant asset: Chaidez’s searing voice. Their debut EP, Cut It Out (Elektra) was released last year but expect their full-length soon.
Here’s the EP’s title track music video directed by Hana Ardelean and Jen Szilvagyi (of Tiger Tiger Studio) that follows a night out interrupted by spontaneous lust:
Kitten will next perform at Jubilee on Friday, June 7th.