The Livid Kittens are a familiar name in South Florida. The group has been a fixture at local clubs since the early 1990s. Even those folks who have never seen them perform have at least heard of their charging rock beat fronted by lead singer Paige Harvey.
The four-member group unveils its latest effort, The Diamond-Cutter Sessions, at Poplife in Miami on Saturday. The EP features five songs by Harvey and company, which includes bassist David Heikkinen, drummer Rob Wilson and guitarist Francis Cast.
Heikkinen called The Diamond-Cutter Sessions the best thing that the band has produced. “Everything seemed to come together on the recording of this,” he said. The title refers to their hard and heavy music, much like the hard substance of a diamond, Heikkinen said.
The band has evolved from their Goth-influenced years into what they refer to as “hot rod rock.” It’s a blend that Heikkinen described as “kinda punk, kinda alternative and straight ahead hard rock.”
Doors open at 10 p.m. for the release party. The show is for 18 and older, with no cover charge before midnight. Poplife is at 35 NE 40th St., Miami. Visit myspace.com/thelividkittens.
– Beth Feinstein-Bartl