As a part of Jonathan Montenegro‘s “My 3 Questions To” sequence, KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander was requested in regards to the band’s future plans. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “There’s not an excessive amount of that I can actually share. We do have a few reveals arising afterward this yr, one in Mexico [in December]. And we’re additionally taking part in the Louder Than Life competition in September. So simply a few reveals. And we are gonna be specializing in, I assume, presumably making folks’s KITTIE goals come true, I assume you possibly can say. I can not actually put this into too many phrases, however we’re undoubtedly actually excited in regards to the future. We’re working in direction of the long run. And if the brand new tune that we performed at Sick New World [festival in Las Vegas earlier this month] is any indication of what is to come back, I believe KITTIE followers shall be actually happy with the subsequent few years. We have got so much coming down the pipe, so we’re actually, actually excited.”
Fan-filmed video of KITTIE‘s Could 13 efficiency on the Sick New World competition in Las Vegas, Nevada will be seen beneath. The band’s nine-song set included the stay debut of a brand new monitor known as “Vultures”.
KITTIE performed its first live performance in 5 years final September on the Blue Ridge Rock Pageant on the Virginia Worldwide Raceway in Alton, Virginia.
Becoming a member of Morgan and her sister, drummer Mercedes Lander, on the band’s latest gigs have been guitarist Tara McLeod and bassist Ivana “Ivy” Vujic.
Previous to Blue Ridge, KITTIE had not carried out since its reunion present at London Music Corridor within the band’s native London, Ontario in 2017, celebrating the group’s documentary “Kittie: Origins/Evolutions”.
Requested in an interview with the “Speak Toomey” podcast what led to Vujic returning to KITTIE for the newest batch of dates, Lander mentioned: “Ivy performed on two of our albums, the final two albums that we did. She left the band proper earlier than the final huge tour that we ended up doing; she did the Soundwave Pageant [in Australia] with us in 2012, and people have been the final reveals that we did together with her. And she or he simply sort of settled into her life, began a household, acquired married, and in order that’s kind of been what she’s been as much as. However Ivy‘s a metallic woman at coronary heart and he or she’s at all times been tremendous, tremendous easygoing about stuff. I simply despatched her a message and I used to be, like, ‘Hey, can we speak?’ And we had a very, actually nice telephone name and I simply kind of defined the scenario, defined what was occurring. I requested her if she’d be into doing it, and he or she was, like, ‘Yeah. Sounds nice.’ … It is very a lot a kind of issues the place you do not speak that usually anymore, you do not see one another that usually, however then, if you all get collectively once more, that chemistry and that vibe is at all times there.”
Morgan continued: “I really feel like that lineup of KITTIE specifically was at all times very tremendous professional, tremendous chill — no stress, no drama. Simply, like, ‘You already know what? We’re gonna go on the market and we’re gonna sound wonderful.’
“She’s an unimaginable bass participant. I do not assume that Ivy will get sufficient credit score. She is completely unimaginable.”
Vujic joined KITTIE in 2008 and appeared on the band’s fifth studio CD, 2009’s “In The Black”. She additionally wrote and recorded bass for KITTIE‘s sixth album, 2011’s “I’ve Failed You”.
In January 2022, the unique lineup of KITTIE — Morgan, Mercedes, Fallon Bowman (guitar) and Tanya Candler (bass) — reunited for a web-based chat to have fun the twenty second anniversary of its gold-certified 2000 debut album, “Spit”.
Candler left KITTIE after the discharge of “Spit” with the intention to end highschool and was changed by Talena Atfield.
Bowman exited KITTIE in 2001 and began her personal industrial/digital undertaking, AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT.
After KITTIE accomplished the touring cycle for 2011’s “I’ve Failed You” album, the band entered an extended interval of inactivity throughout which Morgan targeted on a advertising job for a series of health golf equipment whereas Mercedes labored in actual property and extra lately at a software program firm. The group additionally started work on a career-spanning documentary, “Origins/Evolutions”, which lastly noticed the sunshine of day in 2018 through Lightyear Leisure in North America.
“I’ve Failed You” bought 3,000 copies in the US in its first week of launch to debut at place No. 178 on The Billboard 200 chart.