News Wire: Norway's The Cocktail Slippers Release New Single "I Still Dream You", Written By Stevie Van Zandt; SXSW and US Tour Dates Announced

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Norway's The Cocktail Slippers Release New Single "I Still Dream You" (Written, Arranged and Produced By Stevie Van Zandt) On International Women's Day

Band Touring As Part of the 'The Wicked Cool Records Revue!' Tour, Presented by Hard Rock and Underground Garage -- Also feat. Slim Jim Phantom and the Wildcats, The Chesterfield Kings, and Soraia

On International Women's Day (March 8), the formidable Norwegian female rock force known as the Cocktail Slippers, unleashes a new single, "I Still Dream You," recorded at Renegade Nation studio in NYC, and written, arranged and produced by Stevie Van Zandt. This explosive live band fuses garage rock, punk, and 70s rock, delivering unforgettable and electrifying performances. Following the release, catch them on their USA tour, with stops in SXSW Austin (TX), Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco.

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"I Still Dream You” captures the energy and passion that define Cocktail Slippers' signature sound. The band's extraordinary musicianship and undeniable chemistry shine through every note, promising an immersive listening experience that will reverberate with rock enthusiasts worldwide.

Cocktail Slippers have been collaborating with Stevie Van Zandt for more than a decade, and it’s not the first time the girls have been in the studio recording music with the famed musician.

“We have a close collaboration with Stevie and always send over songs before we go into the studio here in Norway as well. Then we usually spend some time bouncing ideas back and forth before we record,” says Sara (VEGA) Andersson.

“This time we got feedback from Stevie that the song we had written was so good that he got inspired and ended up rewriting everything” laughs vocalist Silje (HOPE) Hope.

“It was really fun recording songs in Stevie’s studio in New York. Great atmosphere and a lot of hard work! We probably didn’t have more than about 30 minutes breaks any of the days and worked about 16 hours both days,” says drummer Maria (SMASH) Storaas.

Van Zandt recalls, "The Cocktail Slippers sent me a song they´d been working on for a while but couldn’t quite unlock its mystery. Every song has one. I dug the sexy vibrations of it and started exploring, intending to just solve the puzzle. But sometimes songs just want to write themselves. I ended up taking it in a different direction and rewrote the whole thing. And really – not because the song wasn´t good enough, you’ll hear great ones all over the album, but because the Cocktail Slippers relentlessly inspire me!"

The Cocktail Slippers will be touring the US as part of the upcoming The Wicked Cool Records Revue! Presented by Hard Rock and Little Steven's Underground Garage. The 5-city trek, which kicks off in Austin, TX during SXSW on March 16, also features Slim Jim Phantom & The Wildcats, Soraia, and playing their first live shows in over 15 years, fabled garage rockers The Chesterfield Kings. See dates below.

“We’re really looking forward to this tour. Even though it’s the third time Cocktail Slippers are official SXSW artists in Austin, it’s the first time we’re playing in LA, Phoenix, San Francisco, and especially Las Vegas,” says bassist Astrid (SUGAR) Waller









16 – Austin, TX – Continental Club (SXSW) *

* w/ The Jellybricks and Bobby Mahoney

19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent

20 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room Highland Park

21 – Las Vegas, NV – The Shag Room at Virgin

22 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Cocktail Slippers:

Silje Hope (aka Hope): vocals

Stine Bendiksen (aka Rocket Queen): guitar and backing vocals

Astrid Waller (aka Sugar Cane): bass and backing vocals

Sara Andersson (aka Vega): guitar

Maria Storaas (aka Smash): drums






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Known for their energetic live performances, Cocktail Slippers are an all-girl rock band from Oslo, Norway, and have been a staple in “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” since the show began. One of the first bands Stevie Van Zandt signed to Wicked Cool Records, Cocktail Slippers have earned acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, which raved, “In full hosanna, Cocktail Slippers sound a lot like the Go-Go´s but with gats instead of L.A. cheer, and a mule kick in their high heels. It´s all retro action but written and detonated with the study and delight of modern rock & roll women in constant touch with their inner filly.”


Stevie Van Zandt is a musician, performer, songwriter, arranger, music producer, music supervisor, TV producer, actor, director, Broadway producer, TV and film composer, live event producer, international DJ, activist, historian, teacher, New York Times best-selling author, New Jersey Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and is recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost authorities on both contemporary and classic Rock and Soul.

In 1999, Van Zandt founded Renegade Nation to oversee content creation, production, management, live events, and distribution. Three years later saw the launch of their flagship brand, Little Steven’s Underground Garage. The internationally syndicated radio show airs every week and has introduced over 1000 new bands to the world over more than 1100 weekly episodes. In 2004, SiriusXM recruited Van Zandt to create its first original content, beginning with the hugely popular Little Steven’s Underground Garage channel, and the equally successful Outlaw Country. Van Zandt founded his garage rock label, Wicked Cool Records, the following year.

Among his many philanthropic actions, Van Zandt is the founder of, a standards-aligned, arts integration curriculum that uses the history of popular music and culture to help teachers engage students. This online educational resource is offered at NO COST to educators and individuals everywhere. With over 200 lesson plans it is now used by more than 65,000 teachers in all 50 states, with 21 official partner schools, and has reached over 1,000,000 students.

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