Spit is the debut album by Kittie, a Canadian all-femaleheavy metal band from London, Ontario. It was released in 1999 on Artemis Records and has been certified Gold by the RIAA. The album sold 1,250,000 units worldwide. The music videos for "Brackish" and "Charlotte" were both featured as a part of MTV's Buzzworthy videos. The singles "Brackish" and "Charlotte" received moderate airplay on Mainstream Rock, Alternative Rock and College Radio formats in the US. The singles peaked at #46 (Brackish) and #60 (Charlotte) respectively on the Official Top UK Singles Chart. Other singles from the album include the radio remix-promo only, "Spit" and "Paperdoll" which was remixed and released in an EP format. MTV initially gave the band a lot of exposure by playing their videos, various interviews and a mini documentary series. "Spit" managed to sell extremely well for an independent release. The band openly embraced Napster in the media, when many other bands opposed the idea of free downloading and Napster in general. "Spit" went on to become one of the last major selling Alternative Rock albums. It was released at the end of an era, the decline of the model of the music industry, when bands from the underground could become instant major Pop Stars, by using the old model of the industry to their advantage. The band was initially lumped into the "Nu Metal" scene and surge at the time, but by the release of their follow up, the band proved they were worth their salt and were not one trick ponies. Kittie continued to be one of Alternative Metal's most important, successful and influential female bands.
Though bassist Talena Atfield is pictured with the band on the album cover, Tanya Candler actually performed bass on Spit. The initial pressing on the album featured an alternate recording of the song "Paperdoll". This version is included on the Paperdoll EP.