Listen to the First Song from Kitten Forever's New Album, '7 Hearts'

The instrument-swappin’, telephone-screamin’, Beyoncé-supportin’ three-piece is ushering in a new wave of Midwestern riot grrrl.

Dan Ozzi

Earlier this year, we were perusing our number one source for hot new bands, Minnesota public television, and we found this sweet mini-doc on the band Kitten Forever, the instrument-swappin’, telephone-screamin’, Beyoncé-supportin’ three-piece ushering in a new wave of Midwestern riot grrrl.

Now, the band is readying the release of their third full-length, 7 Hearts, which hits that sweet spot between friendship and feminism. The album smashes 15 songs into less than 30 minutes. The album’s first single “Temple” is a great example of the band’s stripped-down, no-bullshit style. It’s loud and punishing but simple enough that you’ll be singing along by the second listen.

Listen to “Temple” below. 7 Hearts is out next year from Atlas Chair. Catch the band later this month on tour with Babes in Toyland. Dates below. And as always, Kitten Forever forever.

10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
10/23 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus*
10/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
10/25 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
10/27 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre *
10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
10/29 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
11/01 - Memphis, TN @ Murphy's
11/02 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In *
11/03 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's Cantina *