After exploding onto the LA music scene with the 2011 release of their debut EP “Emptor”, rockers QUEEN CAVEAT have been riding the nationwide buzz of their sophomore EP, “Slap on the Wrist” in 2012. This hard-hitting four-piece, led by maniacal, ferocious front-woman Lauren Little, has been quick to turn the heads of rock fans nationwide on the strength of their infectious anthems, unrivaled musicianship, and riotous – and sometimes downright dangerous – stage show.
The wild success of “Emptor” ultimately led the band to a much-hyped string of packed showcases at Austin’s SXSW Festival 2011, followed shortly by a headlining slot at The Roxy Theatre for The Sunset Strip Music Festival 2011. Performances at both festivals drew rave reviews from fans, bloggers, and music executives around the country, including NBC’s Jimmy Lloyd who called the shows “an adrenaline shot directly to your jugular vein” and a “journey into the black heart of the universe”. Music lovers across the country took note, as news of the re-invention of the “LA Rock” sound spread like wildfire. With the world-famous Sunset Strip as their home turf, QUEEN CAVEAT mobilized their burgeoning fan base to a series of shows around the west coast as 2011 came to a close.
2012 is gearing up to be QUEEN CAVEAT’S breakout year. After releasing their sophomore EP “Slap on the Wrist” on March 6 [recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood], the band was again invited to the SXSW festival where they played seven blowout shows at packed venues around Austin. They returned from the trip to enormous local fanfare from nationally syndicated 98.7 KYSR-FM, who put the band’s single “Resilient Me” into rotation, and invited them to perform an invite-only acoustic set at the legendary 98.7 Penthouse at the top of the Hollywood Tower. They were the only unsigned band to ever be invited to play the space, joining the ranks of bands such as Incubus, Bush, Foster the People, 30 Seconds to Mars, and countless other national acts.
QUEEN CAVEAT’s buzz over the past year earned them the attention of ABC Productions, featured the band in a 2-hour 20/20 documentary titled “Sunset Boulevard”, on April 21, 2012. The special stars all four band members as they struggle with the demands and realities of becoming a successful rock group in 2012 Los Angeles – and beyond. The band’s music video for “Resilient Me” – the first single from the “Slap on the Wrist EP” – debuted the same week on ABCNews.com, has already garnered the attention of nationwide radio and media outlets, including 98.7FM, Showtime Networks, NBC, ABC, and countless others. A fantastic Grammy.com review of the band’s April 12, 2012 show at the Roxy mentioned that “the song takes you to another world”.
QUEEN CAVEAT is defining the new LA Rock sound in 2012. Expect a nationwide tour and festival presence upcoming in summer 2012, as music fans the world over begin to re-discover the commanding power of earth-shaking, no-frills Rock and Roll – and an incomparable live show. Formed only two years ago as the progenitors defining the genre, QUEEN CAVEAT has been called “one of LA’s – and America’s – very best upcoming rock bands.” (LA Examiner)
Or as NBC’s Jimmy Lloyd might put it: “These guys will rock the snot out of your nose and leave you bleeding and you will thank them for it.”
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