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SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 - The polls have closed for ROCKWIRED.COM's recent ARTIST OF THE MONTH campaign. Voters from all over the North America made their vote count and KITTENHEAD is ROCKWIRED.COM's newest ARTISTS OF THE MONTH. The rah rah rah of punk music is just the thing that our country needs in these chaotic times marked by the threat of nuclear war, a serious divide and a President who think that white supremacist torch bearers are good. Given the shaky political and social landscape, why is a band like KITTENHEAD not more well know? The band's sound is rooted in the energy and spirit of punk, but there is a hell of a lot more than that on the band's raw and rambunctious debut album. Produced by PAUL ROESSLER (SCREAMING TREES, NINA HAGEN), the band's innate punk smarts illuminate on tracks such as TUESDAY and the politically charged TIN MAN, but the reach of this band is proved with the ballad (or power ballad if you wish) ENOUGH. Setting the band apart from other punk rock fair is the classical training of both vocalist KIVI NEIMI and bassist/guitarist DEE DEE LEE. Non-indicative of such classical training is the band in-your-face live show which has earned them raves up and down the Pacific Coast.
With regard to their debut LP WE'RE HERE, frontwoman KIVI NIEMI doesn't mince any words."I love our music. I love rock music with loud guitars and entertaining people." says NIEMI. "Our music is high energy music with a positive message that people can get behind. I feel really positive about it. Not only is is a decent product but it translates well into our stage show. We can reproduce everything on the CD into a live show. People do things on CD these days that they can't do on a stage. I read this article about MUMFORD AND SONS and the first paragraph said "And they play their own instruments!" I'm like 'Really?' Like that's a highlight. In KITTENHEAD, not only do we play our own instruments, but we put on quite the show. I love our stuff. It's fun a and contagious and everyone has a great time at our shows. You hear that in the music. We're having a great time when we perform and we're inviting you along for the ride."
According to NIEMI, a sense of self empowerment in the main takeaway from the band's music and live show. "For me, the message of our music is you've got to follow your own drummer. You have to follow your own beat and follow it. You've got to follow your passion and walk your own course. You can't follow the crowd. That's not going to make you happy. If we promoted that , we'd be doing this talky schlocky thing with a DJ throwing a beat down. You have to find your own way in the world. You have to figure what's going to make you happy and have the courage to do it."
ROCKWIRED.COM will be launching its latest ARTIST OF THE MONTH campaign on SEPTEMBER 6, 2017. The nominees include BOBAFLEX, ZEROKING, NICK COYLE, MILITIA VOX, CALL OF ALL, MoTHER and ACTiON SKULLS.
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