Katelyn Sullivan, better known as Kitten Grenade, shines with her newest release: a a six-track, self-titled EP. The album is full of addicting indie pop that is captivating, melodic and attractively simple. Sullivan’s vocals are dreamy and beautiful, with harmonies that set her far apart from other singer-songwriters.
“Anomaly,” the first track on the album, is a painstaking stab into the deepest, longing-filled part of one’s self, and a recurring motif of love and separation threads throughout most of the six tracks. Her ukulele makes somber songs sound like poppy sun-drenched ballads, like “Packing Song,” and “Simple Things” is touching. There’s a lot to consider when listening to the EP, but one thing is for sure: it is beautifully sad and inevitably euphoric. We’ve all been there, that’s for sure.
As a part of the release, Kitten Grenade will be playing at Bottom of the Hill on February 13th.
Sylvan Esso, Kitten Grenade
Bottom of the Hill
February 13, 2014
9pm, $12, All Ages