I Hate Kate is an alternative rock band from Huntington Beach, California. The band was founded in November, 2004 by former Zebrahead guitarist and vocalist Justin Mauriello. In June 2010, they began calling themselves Darling Thieves. The band consists of vocalist Justin Mauriello, bassist Scott Hayden. "Justin Mauriello started I Hate Kate in 2004, while still in Zebrahead, as a creative outlet for material that he felt he wasn't able to display in Zebrahead.