Rising star in the punk underground and explosive live performer Kate Clover has released her newest single, “No More Romance.” Ahead of her Fall North American support tour with The Hives and at the heels of her European tour, where she set stages ablaze to multiple sold-out venues, this is the first offering from her forthcoming record to be released in spring 2024.
“No More Romance” is a broken heart-on-sleeve love song. Produced by Jonah Falco (Fucked Up) and Brandon Welchez (Crocodiles) and mixed by Carlos de la Garza (The Linda Lindas, Paramore, Cherry Glazzer). Sonically, it was inspired by The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers, and The Exploding Hearts. Lyrically, the song recounts the adrenaline rush of anger brought on by a lover’s quarrel. The feeling of vulnerability when true feelings are expressed without self-consciousness. The fear of your partner seeing an unresolved part of yourself. The beginning of true intimacy and love by allowing them to see your true self.
Kate Clover is a songwriter and musician from Los Angeles, California. From the local lineage of bands like X, Germs, and The Gun Club, to the glamorous destitution of the downtown streets, Clover is inspired by the city that raised her, exploring the intricacies of self-discovery, self-creation, and self-preservation in the place where dreams are born to die. With the live-wire energy and crackling force of defiant fists raised in the air, Clover’s music is the rallying cry of a natural-born killer. Leading an ace band, Clover cuts an electric figure, a next-gen underground hero for the would-be believers.
With Patti Smith and Iggy Pop as her artistic North Stars, Clover mastered three chords and defected to art school, where she learned to play “Chinese Rocks” by Johnny Thunders and wrote her first song. She cut her teeth playing in various projects but was determined to go solo, seeking independence and total control.
In 2019, she parted ways with her former bands and was in search of a new start. In need of self-discovery and an escape from her life in America, she headed to Mexico City to write. A four-day trip turned into four months, as Clover decided to stay and record her album. Upon her return to the U.S., she assembled a band and quickly carved out a space for herself in the LA scene.
11/04 – Oakland, CA – Golden Bull #
11/05 – Sacramento, CA – Café Colonial #
11/06 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub #
11/08 – Seattle, WA – Neumos *
11/09 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre *
11/10 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
11/12 – San Francisco, CA- Bimbos 365 Club *
11/13 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern *
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco *
11/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco *
# Solo Shows *Supporting the Hives