A whirlwind describes the past six months for the band Love Past Blue. Managed by Vicky Hamilton (early Guns N’ Roses, Poison, Faster Pussycat), the pop-rock sensation quickly has made a name on the contemporary indie music scene. Already a multi-award winning group, fronted by the amazing Clio Cadence, the teenage band has received rave reviews, including coverage in the United Kingdom.
For Love Past Blue, being in the eye of a publicity thunderstorm has been nothing less than remarkable. The Dallas, Texas-based rockers travelled to New York for Hamilton’s Appetite for Dysfunction book launch, where the group performed at The Cutting Room. LPB followed with a trip to California and appearances at the Winter NAMM 2018 show in Anaheim; Hollywood’s Amplyfi music club; the Whisky-A-Go-Go; Genghis Cohen’s; a string of additional live dates; and the Hot Licks radio program with Lina Lecaro.
The band’s new single, “No Means No,” regarding the #MeToo campaign, has widely been accepted and supported. Love Past Blue is Clio Cadence – lead vocals; Jack Hickman – guitar; Joe Galate – bass; and Logan Ellis Sheppard – drums.
*Watch the ‘No Means No’ Video*
A Conversation with Love Past Blue
“The trip to New York was my first ever and it was amazing,” said drummer Logan Sheppard.
“Playing the Cutting Room is a big deal for anyone, but for a young band like us, it’s epic. I loved the Big Apple,” added singer Clio Cadence. “It has always been a dream to get to master a song at Sterling Sound and Vicky Hamilton made that possible for us.”
When asked about the new single, “No Means No,” bass player Joe Galate said, “Everyone should hear the song so that we can begin to change the respect gap between men and women that is obviously apparent in today’s society.”
“The timing on this song was coincidental, but so perfect,” added Sheppard. “People are frustrated with the way things have been and want to see big changes in the way we deal with sexual harassment.”
With regard to the band’s trip to California, Cadence gladly announced, “I want to move here. The music scene is awesome and Vicky’s couch is pretty comfortable. Lina Lecaro really rocks. It was amazing having Jack Lue take pictures of us. He’s got such a long history.”
“It was a special interview for me, so many iconic moments happened,” explained Galate. Stories from Vicky, Lina and Damien Sage left me with a lot of vivid memories. Lina was a gracious host.”
“These kids just have it,” emphasized Vicky Hamilton. “They are great writers, performers and musicians and in little over the year of working with them they’ve gone from a few hundred to over 10,000 followers. We are planning the next step in the journey, which includes a Warp Tour date in their hometown of Dallas. It’s all really exciting. I’d love to get them over to the UK; if there are any booking agents, labels or financial backers who want to take a chance on us I promise it will be a good investment.”
YouTube Video: Hannah Hickman
Photos: Vicky Hamilton
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