Kittenhead was started in May 2012 in Los Angeles, and is based in California. Today, Kittenhead has three members are in the Southern California (Los Angeles/Orange County), and two members in Northern California (Oakland).
After a summer of song writing, Kittenhead played its first live shows in September 2012 in the Pacific Northwest, with a headlining slot at the Comet in Seattle. Since then, the band has played all the major cities on the West Coast, with fans requesting to return to flowing from every show.
Kittenhead has played several West Coast Roller Derbies including the Sugartown Roller Derby, Viva Roller Derby, Chico Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls, and San Diego Derby Dolls halftime shows, where high energy was an understatement. In 2017 and 2018, Kittenhead played the Oakland Pride Festival. And in 2015 and 2018 and the Folsom Fair, the world’s largest leather and fetish event.
In the Fall of 2012 Kittenhead recorded their 1st EP “Derby Girl” which garnered much acclaim and radio play for the title track. “Derby Girl” is currently the skate out music for Roller Derby Leagues around the world from the UK to Australia and across North and South America.
As a follow up to their successful EP, Kittenhead recorded “We’re Here” a full-length album with Paul Roessler of Kitten Robot Studios. The 1st single “Tinman” is a social statement about the violence in our society and has been played on college radio from New Zealand to the US. It was the Featured song of the month in January of 2015 at the University of Limerick Ireland as well as the CD being featured at the University of Turku, Finland in December of 2014. The single “#9” was played on The World Famous KROQ, by Rodney on the ROQ, Mayor of the Sunset Strip and tastemaker par excellent.
Kittenhead released their latest EP, “NYB”, a five-song EP with the title track, “Not Your Bitch”, which like every punk rock song, is about the current crisis and status of our country. The EP has received rave reviews from multiple publications and radio stations both terrestrial and internet format, are playing “NYB”, “Bloom”, “Confusion”, “143”, and “Numb”. Songs from the NYB EP are on current rotation on the Colorado Phil Radio Show in Boulder Colorado, Rock Rage Radio, Punk and Disorderly, and Cowboy Joe Radio. The band’s music was played on Radio Free Brooklyn, the #3 terrestrial radio station in the greater New York Metro in October 2018. Kittenhead’s music will be featured in the upcoming indie film “Makeup”, which will be released in early 2019.
Diverse as the band is, as equality as the band’s message. Just after releasing the EP, the band went back to a five-piece format, adding its newest member, Daddy Kittenhead, rounding out the Kittenhead sound. The band is Kivi Kittenhead on vocals; VJJ Kittenhead on guitar/bass and vocals; Daddy Kittenhead on rhythm guitar and vocals; dd Kittenhead on guitar, bass, and vocals; and O-Face Kittenhead on drums, percussion, and beer duty.
Highly entertaining live shows led to Kittenhead receiving rave reviews from TheLosAngelesBeat.com, Reno Tonight Magazine, as well as airplay on various Internet radio stations across the country, including Stench Radio, Dr. Bones, GFY, and BostonRockRadio, just to name a few. The band has played benefit shows for cancer survivors, college scholarships, and animal rights organizations. Kittenhead is committed creating a better society and loves to give their time and energy to such causes that support that end.