Nominated for Rock Single of the Year – 20th Annual LA Music Awards “Slatr”
sLaTr has the tenacious grit of Hendrix and a passion for preserving the past akin to Jack White. You can hear it in our solos and riffs, open g tuning, use of slide on the guitar and improvising on stage. Rock will never die, it’ll just be repurposed through old souls like ourselves.
Sonically our musical influences are those innovators that we play a lot of such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, early Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Radiohead and newer bands like Paramore and Black Keys as well as blues revivalist Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn. People often put our sound into a “classic rock/litium” category though we don’t feel that does it justice. We absolutely draw from the past, but there is so much more to it than that.
Listeners have said we have a classic feel but are still edgy and fresh with riffs, licks and solos that “kids that age ain’t supposed to do” – Shavo (System of a Down) and “these little shredders can shred” – Tom Morello (RATM, Nightwatchman). “Wow..how old are these kids?…It was impressive to hear the tight song structure and the chugging along of the song… The ability and talent is obviously there with this young pack” Holly Hutchison, ANRGIRL, 24 year music veteran who has held executive A& R positions at Capitol Records and Atlantic Records.
Don’t take their word for it, test the waters. Push the play triangle and hear for yourself. Then like us, fan us, tweet us, social network of your choice us, or just jump in and book us. Most importantly choose us.
Slatr has also performed at Warped Tour 2011 and California cities of Irvine, Pomona, San Francisco, Ventura, and San Diego Warped 2012. They have performed on stage with Slash, at NAMM 2010, 2011, and 2012 and been featured three times on KTLA morning show for live interviews/performances as well as on the TV Show Young Icons and NBC San Diego. They have been interviewed by The Recording Academy’s Grammy 365 and were the youngest performers to play at Michelle Clark’s Sunset Sessions 2012 in San Diego where they shocked the crowd with their talent and were invited back to Sunset Sessions Rock 2012 and the following Sunset Sessions 2013 in Hawaii. They have played over 50 shows including many Sunset Blvd. venues such as The House of Blues, The Whisky, The Key Club, The Roxy in Hollywood, Cat Club, as well as other LA area venues such as Borderline, Sagebrush Cantina, Santa Monica Pier and Studio City parade and a lot of benefit concerts and local festivals and fundraisers. They were invited to be the only band to kick off the Los Angeles Student Media Festival by LA Councilman Paul Krekorian and look forward to filming their newest sings for their music video at The Roxy June 9th.