Hot on the heels of their last single ‘Fly The Pink Flag’, GIHEs favourites Queen Zee have released brand new track ‘Idle Crown’, and it’s a riotous, hostile, smartly executed three and a half minutes of Marilyn Manson-esque garage punk. Released via the band’s own label (Sasstone Records), the Liverpool band have yet to record something that we don’t instantly fall in love with.
They blend activism and politics with their fleshy, raucous tunes, and ‘Idle Crown’ is no exception. Front woman Queen Zee explains the inspiration behind the new single:
“‘Idle Crown’ is essentially a narrative between two characters trapped in a toxic relationship. It’s something everyone can relate too, but what I wanted to do was question heteronormativity using a familiar setting. A theme throughout the album as a whole is society’s wish for LGBTQ+ people to conform to a standard, regardless of the happiness or health of them. Within ‘Idle Crown’, I used two LGBTQ+ characters trapped in a heteronormative relationship to express the pain of being unable to live as your true self”
The band will head back out on the road again with Marmozets in February 2018, to deliver more of their fearless, provocative sound to the eager crowds who caught them live earlier this year. Together, Queen Zee (vocals/guitar), Jason Taylor Brown (guitar), Frank Wortho (bass), David Bloom (drums) and Courtney Colley (Keys & Vocals) give “give so much of a fuck, that they really couldn’t give a single fuck” – and we’re more than happy to follow their example.
Queen Zee February 2018 Tour Dates (with Marmozets)
Friday 2nd – Cardiff – The Tramshed
Saturday 3rd – Southampton – Engine Rooms
Sunday 4th – Brighton – Concorde 2
Tuesday 6th – Cambridge – Cambridge Junction
Wednesday 7th – London – Student Central
Thursday 8th – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
Friday 9th – Newcastle – Riverside
Sunday 11th – Sheffield – The Leadmill
Monday 12th – Edinburgh – The Liquid Room
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