Kittens (band)

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Kittens
Origin Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genres Noise Rock
Years active 1992 (1992)–1999 (1999)
Labels Sonic Unyon
Associated acts the Distants, Projektor, Batsweat, Meatrack, Malefaction, Swallowing Shit, KEN mode, Hide Your Daughters, The Bonaduces, Artificial Joy
Website []
Members Pony (vocals/guitar)
Bazooka (drums)
Jahmeel (bass)
Past members

Russ Desjardine (bass)

Steve Kellis (guitar,bass)

The Kittens were a Canadian three piece noise rock band,[1][2] with some country influences, from Winnipeg.[3] The band was known for its intense live performances and heavy beat.[4][5]

History[edit]

Shawn Fedorchuk, Russ Desjardine and Steve Kellas started Kittens together after they disbanded their previous band, Batsweat, recruiting drummer David Kelly and releasing the album Like A Plough on cassette. Desjardine (who went on to play bass in Artificial Joy and helped found The Bonaduces as drummer) and Steve then left the band and Jahmeel Russell joined on bass.

Kittles released several albums on Sonic Unyon in the late 1990s.[6][3] After disbanding for almost eight years, they had a reunion show on New Years of 2007.[7][8]

Russell is now a member of Projektor.[9] David Kelly died in Los Angeles,CA in March 2008.[10]

In 2014, Blunderspublik released an album, Kittens and Shit, commemorating Winnipeg's 1990s bands, including Kittens.[4]

Members[edit]

  • Jahmeel Russell - vocals/bass
  • Shawn (Pony) Fedorchuk - vocals/guitar
  • David (Bazooka) Kelly (1976 - 2008) - drums

Discography[edit]

  • 1992 Like A Plough
  • 1993 Calico
  • 1993 Pony
  • 1993 Grizzly
  • 1994 Doberman
  • 1995 Tiger Comet[11]
  • 1996 Rhinoceros Love
  • 1997 Bazooka and The Hustler
  • 1998 The Night Danger Album[12]
  • 1998 Low-Fi Classics & Other Rarities

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Of basements and barrooms". The Manitoban, Emelia Fournieron October 21, 2015
  2. ^ "What’s my excuse?". The Manitoban, By Sheldon Birnieon February 15, 2011
  3. ^ a b "The Garden of Hardcore Sprouts Three Sonic Unyons". Drop D - Issue 18, July 25, 1996
  4. ^ a b "Blunderspublik :: An Homage to 90s Winnipeg". Stylus, October 16, 2014. by Victoria King
  5. ^ "Falling Stacks: Dogo Argentino EP – album review". Louder than War, by Chris Hearn 13 October, 2013
  6. ^ "A Comprehensive Look At Winnipeg’s Legendary Noise Rock Scene". Sheldon Birnie. Noisey, Jul 28 2014
  7. ^ "Kittens / KEN Mode / Velodrome Collective Cabaret, Winnipeg MB". By Rob Nay Exclaim - review Feb 16, 2007
  8. ^ "Kittens Playing First Shows In Eight Years". Chart Attack, Dec 19, 2006
  9. ^ "Winnipeg Buzz: Projektor’s Debut Project" - Chart Attack, November 20, 2000.
  10. ^ Exclaim - KEN mode's Jesse Matthewson
  11. ^ "Danko Jones' Guide To Canadian Noise Bands". Huffington Post, 12/07/2012
  12. ^ " Kittens ( ) The Night Danger Album". !Earshot, By Christine Leonard Jul 23, 2001

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