Growing up in love with Elvis Presley and idolizing Gwen Stefani, Chelsea Nenni developed an affinity for rock n’ roll, retro sensibilities, and heart-on-your-sleeve songwriting at a young age. A lifelong singer, Chelsea taught herself how to play guitar at 29 and recorded Late Slip’s first EP the following year.
2016’s Other Men ep, recorded by Cian Riordan (Sleater-Kinney, BETH DITTO) at Barefoot Studios in Hollywood, included four tunes from the past four years and was reviewed as “a rollicking four-song romp that grapples with the theme of love lost, without descending into tones of bitterness or self-pity.” (Ethan Ames, the Deli Mag)
Three years later, Late Slip has found an artistic match with producer Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Nikki Lane) and recorded two new singles in his studio, Ahata Sound in echo park. Working with someone who shares those retro sensibilities young Chelsea gleaned from the King has been quite a dream.
“…Late Slip is best categorized as country-punk, though the band's genre-bending makes for a unique, if not undefinable, listen. Their 2016 EP, Other Men, is a rollicking four-song romp that grapples with the theme of love lost, without descending into tones of bitterness or self-pity. The tempestuous content of frontwoman Chelsea Nenni's lyrics is counterbalanced by uptempo, crunchy, roots-rock arrangements. Nenni's vocals are remarkably strong and versatile, carrying each song along with impressive technique and range. Above all else, the songs are catchy and concise, with memorable melodies that'll stick around one's brain long after they're over…” - Ethan Ames, the deli magazine
Photo by Brandon Riley Miller