Kate Clover Shares Ep. 1 Of Channel Zero TV Directed By Rebecca Knox (Orange Is The New Black)

by Levi

LISTEN/WATCH & SHARE: Kate Clover – “Channel Zero” (Live On Channel Zero TV + Episode1)YouTubePRE-ORDER:Apple / Spotify / Deezer / Tidal

Music, Mystery, Magic and MORE. Channel Zero TV is the show you’ve been dying to see…

Broadcasting worldwide from apocalyptic Los Angeles, CA, Channel Zero TV is a collaborative, streaming event featuring live performances by Kate Clover, and a cast of delinquent friends. Directed by Rebecca Knox (Orange Is The New BlackCavity), the show is a playful nod to variety shows of eras gone by—a mix of 50s curios and punk rock at its campiest.The show features a four-song live set from Clover, a magic show by Kenrick “Ice” McDonald, and stars Ian Scott DoreyWarren Thomas (The Abigails) and Jared Swilley (Black Lips).“The idea sparked from my new song ‘Channel Zero,’” explains Clover. “I wanted to create an entertaining world of the surreal and absurd—something in the spirit of The Cramps. Mocking the buttoned-up essence of talk shows of the past, and filling it with the unexpected. Like David Lynch directing a variety talk show that was written by John Waters.The collaboration with Knox was an obvious one, with Knox’s punk, DIY style of getting things done perfectly suiting the ambitious live performance video Clover wanted to make.“Since live shows aren’t a possibility at the moment, many bands are turning to live streaming which wasn’t too appealing to me at first,” adds Clover. “With any new platform that comes into popular use, the only way I know how to integrate it into what I do is with creative excitement. The platform can’t dictate what the end result is. I see this streaming format as a boundary that needs to be pushed. With Channel Zero TV, I think we did just that.”

Watch the trailer and performance of “Channel Zero” down below.

LISTEN/WATCH & SHARE: Kate Clover – “Channel Zero” (Live On Channel Zero TV + Episode1)YouTube
PRE-ORDER:Apple / Spotify / Deezer / Tidal
Kate Clover Bio: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 of rangy, rowdy boys, 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 US she assembled a band and quickly carved out a space for herself in the LA scene. Earning a rep for explosive live shows, Clover spent 2019 hitting the road with Death Valley GirlsCrocodilesKing Dude and SadGirl. After independently releasing her first single last year, Clover’s first offering of 2020 is a new mix of “Channel Zero” by Carlos de la Garza (Cherry GlazerrBleachedParamoreWolf Alice) ahead of an upcoming EP.Growing up within the fringe cultures of skating and surfing, Clover has always been attracted to the otherness of west coast counter-culture– the gritty innocence of the saintly barbarians and dissatisfied kids around her. But it was her brother’s copy of photographer Glen E. Friedman’s book ‘Fuck You Heroes,’ where Clover first saw herself, reflected back in the energy and intensity of his punk-rock images. “I didn’t know what any of it meant yet,” she explains. “I was attracted to the rebellion I felt I shared with the subjects of his work. I connected to the bravery.” Within those photos, Clover’s nascent unrest found a cause to cling to. Weekends at the beach turned to weekends going to shows. “I would go home in a cab smiling, covered in sweat, spit, and beer. I found where I belonged.” Determined to enter the fraternity of the artist, she submerged herself in the salvation of rock ‘n’ roll.
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