Lady Justice release Down the Rabbit Hole EP!

Lady Justice release Down the Rabbit Hole EP!

I’ve always felt that Friday the 13th’s have been lucky for me; this last one in September absolutely confirmed that theory.  I had the pleasure of covering the Lady Justice, Down the Rabbit Hole EP release party, at The Jet in Millcreek. I’ll be honest I see these guys every chance I get, they’re amazingly talented musicians that I have the privilege to call friends. This show however was special. I was anxious for it to happen because of the excitement with which they were promoting it. Turns out it was better than I could have even imagined. They’re usual high energy performance was nothing compared to this electrifying set! They are passionate about what they do and that really comes through in everything they do from their live shows to the EP. If you haven’t seen them yet I HIGHLY recommend you do! In the meantime enjoy my photos from the set and this brief interview with Lady Justice Guitarist, the one and only Shane Cassidy.

 Lady Justice has been together for about 8-9 months now right? In that short amount of time you guys have done some incredible things. Give me a brief history of how it all came together?

Honestly, I am in awe with how quickly things have taken off for us. I have been in bands for ten years and in eight months I have done more with this band than any other. I first started jamming with Jess about two years ago. Her husband Sam Lewis pretty much forced a guitar into my hands and I’m glad he did because as soon as Jess hit her first notes I could feel the magic. Then, last December, Johndus Beckman of The Mothership heard our demo recordings and invited us to play a show with him at The Crocodile Cafe’. We quickly asked Travis James to join on bass and Christopher Kiger on drums seeing as I had a good connection with them from Black Diamond. After our first gig the shows kept coming and and we added Drew Shreve on drums making us the Lady Justice you all know.

Down the Rabbit Hole is out, and sounds fantastic, I know you’re proud of your creation, what was it like working in the studio, creating this masterpiece?

 Our studio experience was amazing! We had the pleasure of working with Dave Green of Houdini’s Tree. He is an amazing person and the most talented engineer/producer I have had the honor of working with. We tracked in six days for six songs. Drums were recorded at the Red Room and the rest of the album at Travis and my house in Lynnwood. It was really special to me to record there because of all the memories we have made and the energy. That house was my introduction to the Seattle rock scene thanks to Brandon Wisley, Jeff Nelson, Travis James and Chris Kiger of Black Diamond.

You just released your first EP, and completed a west coast tour to support it, tell me about your tour? Any really special memories?

Our tour was one big special memory! I couldn’t have been gifted with better people to be on the road with. Jess impressed me at every turn with her continued enthusiasm that Drew and Travis matched. Road tripping with your best friends and doing what you love every night is my kind of heaven. Amy Taylor and Louie Galarza made this tour possible for us and their love and support is the fuel for the Lady Justice fire. Louie signed us to his label Metal Itch Records in March of this year.

What does the future hold for Lady Justice?

Our future looks very bright. I just got some really big news that I can’t yet disclose. We plan on hitting the road for a radio tour before the year’s end and have begun to write our full length record which we hope to release in the spring in 2014. We also plan on an early spring tour.

 I know you guys are all music lovers, and have a pretty eclectic taste in music, who would you say your influences are?

Ha ha… we pretty much listen to anything – if its good we like it. Our influences range from Dr. Dre to Pantera and everything in between. That was the broadest spectrum I could think of.

Ha ha…Yeah I’d say that’s broad, however I know you guys well enough to know it’s 100% accurate! Well that’s all I’ve got for now, I can’t wait to see what this really big news is! Thanks for taking the time to chat with me Shane.

Thanks Dani – it’s been a pleasure.


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Christian Hamilton

Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.

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