- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kitten, “Kitten” (Elektra)

The debut album from rising band Kitten will have you purring.

The Los Angeles-based group’s self-titled release is full of synth pop anthems, dance jams and punk-rock tracks that mesh together seamlessly.

Chloe Chaidez, 19, leads the band, and her vocals sound fresh and edgy. The album kicks off with the dreamy and upbeat “Like a Stranger,” while the addictive tracks “Sex Drive” and “Sensible” keep the mood going. Chaidez even impresses on the slow and simplistic tune “Apples and Cigarettes,” which nicely closes the 12-track set.

“Kitten” is one of the year’s brightest debuts, and Chaidez’s charisma on the album translates onstage during the band’s live show. The group has opened on the road for No Doubt and Paramore, and Chaidez has an energy that captivates and stands out, much like Gwen Stefani and Hayley Williams.

____

Follow Mesfin Fekadu at twitter.com/MusicMesfin

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide