RADICAL KITTEN is a queer and feminist Toulouse-based band, formed in 2018 by Marion (drums), Iso (guitar) and Marin (bass, vocals). Having previously released a 3-track demo, ‘Contre-nature Han’, the kittens have built a solid reputation as a live band in the South of France. Influenced by post-punk, noise and rrriot punk, their sound is tensely drawn between incisive riffs and chanted vocals. ‘Silence is Violence’ is an ambitious debut album, full of rage against social violence, dealing with transphobia, homophobia or sexism. Today, we’re giving you the first listen of the album’s opener called ‘Wrong’! Check it out below, along with an astounding artwork by Anne Careil and upcoming live schedule of gigs planned for this coming October.
Silence is Violence is out on October 16th on tape & digital on Hidden Bay Records, AB Records, Seitan’s Hell Bike Punks, Tomaturj, 12” vinyl through Araki records, Attila Tralala, Domination Queer Records, Gurdulu, La Loutre par les cornes, Mon Cul c’est du tofu, Retratando Voces, Stonehenge Records and Uppercat Records.
“Radical Kitten are the new riot grrrl post-punk sensation in France, with their demo “Contre Natura Han” hitting up the scene thanks also to their NOTS space hit ‘Full Circle’, as well as the punk on the vocals, with a direct reminder to Cocaine Piss or Rong. ” Retratando Voces
RADICAL KITTEN live shows:
16/10 Marseille @ La Salle gueule w/ La Chasse
17/10 St-Etienne @ La gueule noire
18/10 Dijon @ Les Tanneries
19/10 Paris, TBC
20/10 Nevers @ No Way Asso
21/10 Clermont-Ferrand, TBC
22/10 Tarnac (environs)
23/10 Bordeaux @ La Voûte
24/10 Toulouse, TBC