With a discography spanning near on 20 years, Spider Kitten, the Welsh chameleons of doom, stoner, sludge and grunge, return with their first full length album since 2016s Ark Of Octofelis, and not forgetting, the tongue firmly in cheek, stop gap EP acidgoatweedwitchbongspacewizardwhore, that featured a tortured rendition of GG Allin’s Bite It You Scum with additional vocals from the one and only Paul Catten.
Entitled Major Label Debut, is it worth the five year wait? You betcha it is as the eclectic three piece bring us eight new tracks of their unique breed of sludgey grunge rock, and today it’s our absolute pleasure to bring you the first cut of this new long player in the form of a video for opener A Problematic Favourite.
Guitarist and vocalist Chi Lameo explains, ‘A Problematic Favourite is about just that. Weird experiences that seem fun at the time but ultimately turn out to be a bad scene that you kinda wish you hadn’t gotten involved in. It’s all part of life’s tapestry I suppose.‘
He continues, ‘A good friend of ours called Joseph Patrick Blake shot the video for us. He’s just the nicest guy and was so patient with us. We shot it at a practice room in Newport in the really small gap between the first and second covid lockdown last year. That was the first time we’d been in a room together for over a year. It was really great to see the boys and hang out.’
Now click play below and let Spider Kitten bring you a new favourite problem to your life…
More On Spider Kitten & Major Label Debut
The long awaited full length follow up to the 2016 epic Ark Of Octofelis from stupidly prolific and mercurial Welsh heavy hitters Spider Kitten finally arrives alongside their extensive back catalogue on Bandcamp.
Major Label Debut follows the surprise acidgoatweedwitchbongspacewizardwhore EP released in 2020. Channelling a heightened influence from the golden era of the SubPop sound, Major Label Debut sees the band hyper-focused on delivering raw power, razor sharp riffing and acerbic, yet witty observations on the state of the world and mental health trauma.
Recorded by the band before the COVID-19 Pandemic, and honed to perfection during, to ensure the maximum delivery of the unique Spider Kitten vision, band leader Chi Lameo has drawn from doom, grunge and pop to craft the perfect blend of hooks, melodies and sledgehammer heavy rock, he comments…
‘I love grunge and 90s alternative. Our last few albums have been very proggy, long songs, dense concept, lots of synths. I just really wanted to make something a bit simpler and straightforward. 8 shorter songs that knock your socks off.’
Major Label Debut marks the 20th anniversary of the band in fine style and compasses all the elements that have made Spider Kitten so beloved and special over the years; once again they have made a record that is uncompromisingly unique and reflects their wide and eclectic approach to making albums as an art form.
As the world slowly starts to emerge from one crisis to confront the next, Spider Kitten are back to blow away the cobwebs of hibernation with their most accessible set of tunes yet.
Major Label Debut Tracklisting:
01. A Problematic Favourite
02. The Art Of Sleeping
04. Hearts And Mindworms
05. Self Care (Makes Me Wanna Die)
07. Sandbagged (Whoa, Yeah)
08. Over The Edge
Spider Kitten is:
Chi Lameo – Vox, Guitars
Chris West – Bass, Vox, Guitars
Jesus Jones – Drums, Bass, Vox
Spider Kitten and their new album Major Label Debut releases 12th November on CD and digital download, pre-sales will be available over on Bandcamp.