Every now and then, I come across a record that instantly makes me feel I can do anything or not do anything I don’t want to do. And that’s a really cool feeling. Minneapolis punk trio Kitten Forever’s new record 7 Hearts currently has me dancing around my bedroom in barefeet screaming, “I don’t wanna and you can’t make me!” to no one other than anyone who just might get in my way today. Because I’m kind of always in this mood, and Kitten Forever’s lyrics and brawny combination of bass guitar and drums (yes, just those two instruments, folks) complete with grrrl style sassy, bratty, and unconventional sweet vocals make me feel like not only is that okay, but it’s actually really cool to just let people know, and in typical riot grrrl fashion, Liz, Laura and Corrie, do just that.
This is defintely a staple album for the upcoming warm months; a go-to for long drives and beach dates with your girlfriends. I love when I come across a band that reminds us grrrl power is still thriving in music, particularly pop and punk. This is Kitten Forever’s 3rd full length album. (Which has me excited because that means there’s two treasures I haven’t even heard yet!!!)
If you’re a fan of Bikini Kill, Sleater Kinney, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, be sure to check out Kitten Forever.