VIDEO PREMIERE: Queen Zee & The Sasstones – ‘Fly The Pink Flag’

Here at Get In Her Ears, we’re both excited and honoured to be hosting the video premiere for Queen Zee & The Sasstones‘ latest track, ‘Fly The Pink Flag’.

At their recent show at The Garage in London supporting Marmozets, frontwoman Queen Zee dedicated the track to the victims of the Orlando nighclub shootings in 2016 – which claimed the lives of 49 LGBT people. With her guttural screams and a collective commitment to raising awareness, Queen Zee & The Sasstones are making sure tragedies like this are not forgotten, whilst simultaneosuly giving listeners a chance to escape by dancing and screaming along in solidarity.

The band draw heavily on a variety of musical influences; from the teenage rampage of 70’s garage and punk rock, to the wildest elements of exploratory 80’s pop. They blur the lines between everything – from sexuality/gender politics to global politics. Ultimately, they say they’re more influenced by the city’s working class, LGBT+ community and diversity than by what they see in the music scene around them.

The video for ‘Fly The Pink Flag’ was filmed during a live session at Elevator Studios, and it captures the band in all their vibrant live glory. Watch the video below, and follow Queen Zee & The Sasstones on Facebook for more updates.

Download Queen Zee & The Sasstones’ latest EP Eat My Sass here.

Kate Crudgington

Track Of The Day: Ms Mohammed – ‘Alibi’

Ms Mohammed (formerly known as Dana Jade) is not one to suffer fools gladly. As both a musician and an activist, she confronts xenophobia and Islamophobia head-on, to challenge pre-conceptions about race, gender and sexuality. Born in Trinidad and of South Asian descent, her guitar-wielding persona is equal parts exotic Goddess and entrancing vampire.

Her track ‘Alibi’, taken from her recent EP of the same name, is full of thumping, exotic dhol drums, surrounded by fuzzy, bluesy guitars; all of which lead the listener down velvet and gold-lined corridors to Ms. Mohammed’s lair – a prospect which is simultaneously thrilling and terrifying.

Ms Mohammed founded the Clit Rock movement in 2013 as a way of speaking out against female genital mutilation. As a champion of religious and cultural tolerance and supporter of LGBT rights, Ms Mohammed is challenging prejudice through her music – and we are 100% behind her endeavours to promote tolerance, acceptance, and freedom of expression.

Follow Ms Mohammed on Facebook, and join the Clitrock movement on Twitter too.

Kate Crudgington