Here’s Ivy’s full statement regarding her departure, posted on Kittie’s Official Site.
After 4 amazing years of jamming with my crazy metal sisters of Kittie, I am officially resigning as their bass player.
I’ve had an incredible time touring the world with these ladies and I am very grateful for all the fun I’ve had and amazing things I’ve had the opportunity to experience.
After a lot of touring and 2 albums with Kittie, I feel it is time for me to move on. There are still other things for me to do in my life and although I will always appreciate Kittie and the amazing fans we have, it does not fit my plans right now. I will however continue to write and play music and plan to eventually tour again.
I really want to say that Kittie seriously has some of the most incredible fans! I love how well we have been treated all over the world by Kittie fans, you are truly amazing! Thank you for accepting me into your hearts and treating us all like family when we come through your towns. Bands need that love and support to keep them going strong, and kittie is nothing without you.
I have made some life long friends in different parts of the world and I hope to see you all again some day soon. You know who you are.
My last appearances with Kittie will be our upcoming hometown shows in London and Toronto this February, as well as the Soundwave festival in Australia immediately after. I wish the Kittie girls the best of luck in all of their future endeavours and I know they will continue to be successful in whatever they do.
Thanks for allowing me into your family girls!
Trish is back and practicing for the upcoming Spring tour!
learning Ivy’s crazy (awesome) basslines! – Trish
+++ Check out this great interview from Canada Arts Connect with Morgan. She answered everything so honestly – definitely is good read.
We received more praise and criticism for that first album than we have over the duration of our entire careers; we were vilified and heralded as the “anti-Britney.” We were called geniuses and a gimmick; we were accused of sleeping our way to a record deal or not writing our songs. Our merit and validity as a real band were time and time again called into question, and this is the perception we have continued to deal with, unfortunately. If I sound in any way bitter, I am. It’s been a struggle to overcome the negative slant that many mainstream media outlets put on Spit and “prove” ourselves as a viable band worthy of praise and appreciation within the metal community. We have always been considered outsiders, in a way, and have had a hell of a time being taken seriously.