Kate Clover Debuts New Solo Project At The Hi Hat Catch Her On Tour With King Dude Starting April 22nd!
LOS ANGELES, CA- For the longest while, I had been intending to see the band ExSage perform live. Their 2017 EP Total Devotion was three cuts of riff heavy, pulsing indie rock. I know I have a digital copy of “Come Alive” saved somewhere on an external hard-drive that has the iTunes playlist from my last desktop before it crapped out on me.
When I arrived at the Hi Hat, another photographer asked me if I was a fan of ExSage. I mentioned the foregoing, to which he noted that Kate Clover was performing. I knew about the band, but I apparently hadn’t done enough of my music homework to learn that Kate was the voice of ExSage. This would be the first time I would be seeing Kate perform live, and it would be her first time performing as a solo act. Talk about a coinkydink.
The music performed sounded more unrestrained than that of her Exsage repertoire. I felt that there was more of an edge with her current sound; more punk and less pop, with maybe even a little bit of rockabilly sprinkled in here and there. It sounded familiar, but it wasn’t Exsages, and I enjoyed it just the same.
What I really loved about the performance was how fearless Kate was for her first solo performance. Dressed in a leopard print suit with her hair tied up on the top of her head in Princess-Leia like buns completing a cat-like demeanor, Kate seemed on the prowl, hunting for new fans to win over with her new act. She performed with abandon, really exhibiting some physicality with her movements on stage. Her stage movements really added to fierceness of her performance, and that- coupled with her band’s excellent accompaniment- made for a truly impressive first time out.
Kate Clover just announced that she will be touring with King Dude this spring.
4.22 – Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge*
4.23 – Oakland, CA @ Elbow Room Jack London*
4.24 – Los Angeles, CA @thehihatla
4.25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
4.27 – Dallas, TX @ibkdallas
4.28 – Austin, TX @hotelvegastexas
4.30 – Atlanta, GA @thedrunkenunicornatl
5.01 – Raleigh, NC @kingsraleigh
5.03 – Richmond, VA @kingsraleigh
5.04 – Baltimore, MD @metrogallery
5.06 – Philadelphia, PA @kungfunecktie
5.07 – Brooklyn, NY @saintvitusbar
5.08 – Boston, MA @greatscottrock
5.10 – Pittsburgh, PA @thesmilingmoose
5.12 – Chicago, IL @beatkitchenbar
5.14 – Denver, CO @ Streets Of London
5.15 – Salt Lake City, UT @urbanloungeslc
5.17 – Boise, ID @neurolux
5.18 – Seattle, WA @highline_bar