KITTIE’s MORGAN LANDER: ‘We Hope Our Music Empowers Everyone, And Women Especially’

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In a recent interview with Ronni Hunter on 99.7 The Blitz radio station, Morgan Lander from the Canadian metal band KITTIE discussed how the group’s early success in the late 1990s helped open doors for other young women in hard rock and heavy metal music in the years since.

“At the time, I really don’t think that it struck us as something that was as monumental as, looking back now, it seems to be, but I know that people like Lzzy Hale [HALESTORM] have cited KITTIE as an influence,” Lander said (as transcribed by Blabbermouth). “And we actually — I remember we played with HALESTORM very early on. They were very, very young. And it’s amazing to see women like that hold power in the industry in that way. And we’re all for it. We slugged it out and did it for everyone.”

Commenting on the reaction from women in the audience to KITTIE‘s recent live shows, including their performance at the Sonic Temple festival in Columbus, Ohio, where the interview took place, Morgan said: “I can see that others see the power in it. I mean, there’s the girls out in the pit holding the girl pit sign today when we were playing, and we were, like, ‘This is amazing.’ Yeah, we hope our music empowers everyone, and women especially, and we’re happy — we’re happy for it.”

KITTIE‘s long-awaited new studio album, Fire, will be released on June 21 through Sumerian Records.

Fire is now available for pre-order, offering a range of merch bundles that include exclusive vinyl color options, t-shirts, a cassette tape, a sticker pack, a guitar pick pack, a laminate, and two metal lunch box designs.