"I always knew that's what we'd be called, even before I planned the band. It sounded classic, like Blondie," Kitten frontwoman Chloe Chaidez told Teen Vogue last year of the garage group she was destined to lead since toddlerhood. 2013 was good to the young LA foursome, who killed it as SXSW before touring with fellow girl-led rock outfit, Paramore. Having taken a page from the new-age 80s manual (The Pet Shop Boys, Eurythmics, Explosions In The Sky)—plus a dash of Sigur Rós and a sprinkle of hip hop—Kitten produces a breed of edgy, ultra-synthy indie rock. After releasing three EPs, the group finishes up work on its debut full-length album. Catch the talented locals this June for their gig at the El Rey.