“…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
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 found 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 had vibes that there was more work to do in 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, found a new band and played all over for the next year. With nights at the Mercury Lounge, Bowery Electric, and Knitting Factory, Late Slip had a damn good time. After two summertime music festivals, one at Rockaway Beach and the other at Coney Island, the Universe gently nudged Chelsea back over to Los Angeles, where Late Slip lives again.
Photo by Brandon Riley Miller