Kittie have gone through their fair share of lineup changes since forming in 1996, with Mercedes and Morgan Lander being the only original members still in the group. And while fans may not be surprised to hear they’ve parted ways with yet another bassist, they’ll be pleased that a familiar face will be her replacement.
It’s been announced today that after four years, bassist Ivy Vujic is leaving Kittie. Vujic had the following to say about her departure:
“After four amazing years of jamming with my crazy metal sisters, I am officially resigning. After a lot of touring and two albums, I feel it is time for me to move on. There are still other things for me to do in my life. Although I will always appreciate Kittie and the amazing fans we have, it does not fit my plans right now.”
As sad as the band is to see her go, they’re also happy to announce the return of bassist Trish Doan, who previously played with the band from 2005 to 2007 and appeared on Funeral for Yesterday. Doan had the following to say about returning to Kittie:
“I am very happy to be reunited with the Kittie family. The girls and I have remained close friends over the last 7 years and I am excited to have this amazing opportunity. I am looking forward to seeing everyone when we go back on the road this spring. I wish Ivy all the best!”
Frontwoman Morgan Lander shared Doan’s excitement, adding the following:
“Trish has been a member of our extended family since she joined the band in 2005 and we are welcoming her back into the band with open arms. We are ecstatic that she will be returning to bass duties and are looking forward to the tour this spring! We love both girls and are glad that we all remain friends, first and foremost.”
Vujic, though, will still be performing with Kittie during their upcoming hometown shows and during the Soundwave Festival dates in Australia. Doan will take over bass duties after those live commitments, though when exactly her live return will take place is unclear.