KITTIE are actually coming to the UK. Yes. I said it. There is not a thing about this up on their myspace or their official website tours section as far as I can see, and I've been checking these websites in futile expectation for ages now. BUT, a search in wild, forlorn hope let me to go here, where you will find tickets for:
20th OCTOBER LONDON Underworld, Camden 22nd OCTOBER GLASGOW Cathouse 24th OCTOBER BRISTOL Carling Academy Bristol
I have no idea about how likely this is to be cancelled or whatever. I don't even want to assess likelihoods or think about the fact that the Carling Academy Bristol website doesn't actually list the Kittie show yet. I just want to think about getting to see Kittie live at last...
Also, I found a load of good quality videos of the original Spit-era line-up playing live (SuckChoke and there are others), which is cool because I thought you could only get the Ozzfest and Conan appearances. However I didn't know they released a DVD until recently and I don't think that these videos ever showed that high on searches for Kittie until lately. Anyone know if they ever did any other Ozzfest videos other than for the track 'Spit'?
And! If anyone has JustABunchOfFuckedUpKids, I would be amazingly happy if you could upload it!
Has anyone here met the band after shows &c.? What are they like in person?
Canadian metal band KITTIE has announced the departure of bassist Trish Doan.
Doan has been diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia-athletica-nervosa, which she developed during the recording of KITTIE's "Funeral For Yesterday", Doan's first release with the group.
"It breaks my heart to say goodbye to this family that has given me the best two years of my life," Doan said. "I wish my time with KITTIE did not have to end, but this decision was made based on doctors' orders. Unfortunately, this is the only option that will allow for my full recovery."
Doan has been battling the disease for nearly two years.
"Trish is a part of our family and her talents and friendship will be missed by all of us," said Tara McLeod and sisters Mercedes and Morgan Lander. "We are continuing to be respectful and supportive of Trish's needs during her period of healing. We wish her the best on her road to recovery and will remain close to her throughout this difficult time."
Besides coping with the usual female rocker stereotypes, the ladies in Kittie have had more than a few obstacles in the past year. The Ontario natives were all set to launch a new label called “Kiss Of Infamy,” but according to vocalist Morgan Lander a certain fire-breathing musician apparently thought that the name hit a little too close to home. Kittie had little choice but to shake it off. The ladies selected the new moniker “X Of Infamy” and soon after released its 4th album Funeral For Yesterday, a release that accentuates the more melodic side of Kittie.( Read more...Collapse )
The thing that I’ve always loved & hated about going to rock concerts is that you never know what you’re gonna see...some nights you see a standard show that’s very similiar to ever other performance & some nights there are technical difficulties like a guitar string breaking or gear breaking down, which is also kinda standard when a band is playing on a tour, but then there’s the “other” things that you see that make a rock concert really bad...I’ve seen alot of things happen at shows & tonight I saw a first & it’s a really thing I have to report as well. ( Read more...Collapse )
OK, here's the deal. I bought two tickets to the Kittie show in Atlanta on Wednesday August 22nd, this wednesday. I live in Fl, and everyone who was supposed to go with me has backed out and I can't make the trip to ATL by myself.
So, I am trying to find someone who will be willing to take the tickets from me. I would only ask for the price of shipping. I would need to know if you wanted them by monday the 21st in order to get the tickets to you in time.
my email is: email@example.com
and if you can't get me at either of those, text me at 904.705.1954
I, personally, love it. I think it's Kittie's best album to date. Morgans vocals range from the sweetest singing and amazing harmonies to metal as fuck growls. Tara brings so much to the band with her insane guitar skills..Never thought I would hear a Kittie album with solos and a guitarist that actually plays lead parts rather than just copying Morgan. Trish is great on bass..Everything That Could Have Been and Around Your Heart are awesome. Morgan and Mercedes..we all know they are amazing already, and they just proved it once again with Funeral For Yesterday, and I love the fact that this time Mercedes actually put some vocals on the album..homegirl is fucking brutal, there is NO denying that.
Right now my favorite tracks are: Last Goodbye, Will To Live, Slow Motion, Everything That Could Have Been, and The Change..but the whole album is just amazing, and I can't get over it.
Oh! almost forgot..an Update from their myspace: Hey guys! just stoped in to let you know what's been going on lately
This past monday (feb 5th) we shot the video for our first single FUNERAL FOR YESTERDAY in Long Island and i must say, i think its going to turn out great. Besides it being probably one of the coldest days i can remember in years and the location not really having heat at all, it was a lot of fun. The location was perfect for the mood of the song and i think you all will enjoy the video.
Today we are also leaving for the FUNERAL FOR YESTERDAY TOUR. We are honestly so excited and cant wait to see all your smiling faces at the shows.
Funeral For Yesterday is going to be insane. For anyone who is doubting the metal that will be on this album, I just saw Kittie on Friday, they played like..6 new songs I believe, and they definitely bring the Metal.
He recently posted on the Kittie Forum..here's the post for those of you that don't go on there.
Man, so many questions and I'll throw my two cents in as much as I can.
Is there going to be a DVD? Yes. A DVD will be included with the CD, it has some real cool behind the scenes footage of the recording, photo shoots, etc. and we felt we needed to add some value and show some appreciation. It runs about 45 minutes give or take.
FFY promo video: That wasn't meant for viewing right now but Kittie feels very strongly about keeping it available and so do we. I have worked with a lot of artists but Kittie loves their fans more than most do, so they win! It does look like a cool video now that I see it in that light. Maybe it will be.
Video symbolism: Lots of on target comments, it's all about rebirth.
MySpace etc.: New song snippets coming soon and photos.
Guitars used on the record: Hamer Vector Gibson Les Paul Gold Top Reissue Gibson Les Paul Jimmy Page Model 1953 Fender Telecaster 1960 Danelectro 1980s DiMarzio Hybrid
Guitar solos? You bet and Tara shreds!
Bass playing: Trish kills on every song and how she doesn't hate me for what I put her through, I don't know.
Drums: Mercedes is my favortie drummer of all time, she was amazing to work with. When I sent the record to Kevin to mix it, his first comment was who the Hell is the drummer? This is from a guy who worked on Zeppelin.
Vocals: Morgan sings her butt off on this record and wait until you hear the heavy stuff. The record is split in two with FFY being the lighter side. The heavy side is HEAVY. Morgan worked until she dropped and really went way beyond the limit.
Kittie: The most talented and hard working band I have ever been around. The record is crushing and I can't wait until you all hear it.
Tonight at 10pm Pacific Time(1am Eastern Time)Kittie's new song Funeral For Yesterday will be played on X107.5, you can listen live at http://www.xtremeradio.fm/mail_room.asp After the song is played, call in or vote on that page for Kittie.
LONDON, ONTARIO - Kittie are currently in Retro Media Sound Studio in Red Bank, New Jersey, recording their fourth full-length release.
Industry veteran producer Jack Ponti, who has worked with Bon Jovi, Doro, Baton Rouge, and Alice Cooper, will produce the record. The album will be released on Kittie’s own label, Kiss of Infamy. Kevin Shirley, who has worked with Jimmy Page as well as Slayer, Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Dream Theater, will mix the album.
“Starting our own label is an amazing feeling,” said guitarist vocalist Morgan Lander. “We have always been entrepreneurs of sorts, so this path really made sense. I cannot tell you how lucky we are that Jack chose to come out of retirement to do this album with us. He taught us a lot about recording, about how less is always more, about improving sound with different microphone placement, and the importance of focusing on one song at a time. Jack is also a master at arranging vocal harmonies, which is something we have never really experimented with.”
“This album has so many more dimensions than anything we have ever done before,” said Lander. “The harmonies are huge and lush, and the guitars are crushing and complex all at the same time. The bass is smooth and complimentary to the ridiculously fast and precise drums and allows the song to just open up. There is so much more going on now musically rather than two guitars playing the same riffs.”
Some of the song titles for the album are: “Never Again,” “Funeral For Yesterday,” “The Change,” “Breathe,” “Last Goodbye,” “Slow Motion,” and “Flowers of Flesh and Blood.”
“This album is sort of a concept album in a way,” said Lander. “All of the songs were written over a period of about a year and a half and they all revolve around dying, death, and the promise of resurrection. The subject matter is a direct result of what Mercedes and I were going through personally and professionally these past few years - dealing with life on the road, personnel changes, deceit, hopelessness and an overall feeling of "is this the end." Death of one kind or another - be it literally, figuratively, or emotionally - has been at the center of our lives these past few years. But you must have death before you have resurrection and I feel the band is in its resurrection stage - a new hope, a new light and a rebirth.”
Kittie’s yet untitled album will be released March 2007.
Kittie will be making their first ever live appearance in Puerto Rico on September 15th and 16th 2006! This will be the bands first live performance since returning from recording their highly anticipated 4th album in New Jersey with Producer Jack Ponti. Both shows are $20.00 in advance and $23.00 the day of the show, and doors are at 8:00pm.
Dates are as follows:
September 15th, 2006 Hard Rock Cafe Recinto Sur Old San Juan, Puerto Rico Ticket Price $20.00/ $23.00
September 16th, 2006 Mayagukez Cafe Frente Plaza Recreo Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Ticket Price $20.00/ $23.00
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