One extra cold new york city winter…
Late Slip’s Chelsea Nenni (guitar/vocals) hid in her apartment, wrote a bunch of songs, and decided to move to Los Angeles. Once in LA, she got a job at her fave independent record store, Amoeba Music, and met a musician pal who helped her record the Other Men EP.
Other Men got airplay on a couple local radio stations and the band gained traction with live shows all over LA. They even spent a night supporting iconic new wave / post-punk rockers, Missing Persons, at the famed Whisky A Go-Go. Standing on that stage, where both Iggy Pop and Gwen Stefani had once stood, Chelsea knew she was ready to go back to New York City. The winters would be cold, but she’d have Iggy-Gwen stardust to protect her.
So, Chelsea moved all her shit back across the country and found a new band in Andrew B. White (bass guitar) and Daryl Cozzi (drums) within two weeks of being back in town. In their first gig together, the band opened for Fred Thomas who was James Brown’s bass player in the 1960s. He sprinkled some funky pixie dust on them that night and it’s been magic ever since.
Photo by Brandon Riley Miller