Canadian heavy metal band
This article is about the Canadian heavy metal band. For other uses, see Kitty.


Kittie performing at the Opera House in Toronto on March 3, 2010.Kittie performing at the Opera House in Toronto on March 3, 2010.

Background information Origin

London, Ontario, Canada


Alternative metal
groove metal
death metal
nu metal

Years active

1996–present (Hiatus: 2017–2022)


Rock Ridge Music
X of Infamy
MRV Music


Morgan Lander
Mercedes Lander
Tara McLeod
Ivana \"Ivy\" Jenkins

Past members

Tanya Candler
Fallon Bowman
Talena Atfield
Jeff Phillips
Lisa Marx
Jennifer Arroyo
Trish Doan


Kittie is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in London, Ontario, in 1996. They formed after guitarist Fallon Bowman and drummer Mercedes Lander met in a gym class. Mercedes\' sister, Morgan Lander, became the lead vocalist and one of Kittie\'s guitarists and Tanya Candler completed the band\'s lineup on bass. Kittie was chosen as the band name because the name \"seemed contradictory.\" The Lander sisters have remained the sole constant members. Collectively, their material is released by independent record labels and have sold over two million records worldwide.

After signing to Ng Records, Kittie released their debut album Spit (1999), which saw a wider release under Artemis Records the following year. The album, which primarily exhibited a nu metal sound, sold at least 600,000 copies in the United States and was certified gold by the RIAA. Kittie\'s subsequent output, including Oracle (2001) and Until the End (2004), saw the band transition towards a heavier, more aggressive albeit melodic sound featuring characteristics of alternative metal, groove metal and death metal. Neither album was able to replicate the success of Spit, and Kittie parted ways with Artemis Records in 2005.

After leaving Artemis, Kittie created their own label, X of Infamy, and released their fourth album Funeral for Yesterday in 2007. In 2009, the band signed to eOne Music, with who they released In the Black (2009) and I\'ve Failed You (2011), both with bassist Ivana \"Ivy\" Jenkins. After the release of I\'ve Failed You, the band\'s members pursued various other projects.

Kittie went on an indefinite hiatus following the death of bassist Trish Doan on February 11, 2017. In 2018, a documentary, Kittie: Origins/Evolutions, chronicling the history of the band was released in co-ordination with its 20th anniversary. In 2022, Kittie reunited to perform at the Blue Ridge Rock and the When We Were Young festivals, and remains active.


For a more comprehensive list, see Kittie discography.

Studio albums

Spit (1999)
Oracle (2001)
Until the End (2004)
Funeral for Yesterday (2007)
In the Black (2009)
I\'ve Failed You (2011)


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