Track Of The Day: Indian Queens – ‘You Came Over Late’

A disorientating lullaby for uneasy minds in the city; Indian Queens new track ‘You Came Over Late’ is a charming blur of lusting vocals and atmospheric guitar riffs. Released via Cool Thing Records, the Hackney trio have managed to create another genre-bending fusion of psych, chillwave and indie sound designed to hypnotise their listeners.

Inspired partially by the film Suffragette – “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave” – lead singer and guitarist Jennifer O’neill crafted more than just the melodies on ‘You Came Over Late. Along with her band mates Katherine O’Neill (bass) and Matt Bick-Dudan (drums), she engineered and produced the song, as well as designing the artwork for the single too.

After their knockout set at Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival in June 2018, Indian Queens have gone on to release an EP and play a headline set in London. We’re big fans of their new single, and we’re certain that 2019 is going to be equally as a big a year for this talented trio. Listen to ‘You Came Over Late’ below and follow Indian Queens on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

VIDEO PREMIERE: Indian Queens – ‘You When I Close My Eyes’

Let the “weight of the world” melt from your shoulders as you watch the hazy new video for Indian Queens‘ latest single ‘You When I Close My Eyes’. Taken from the band’s debut EP of the same name (released via Cool Thing Records), the track is a blur of the “ugly and [the] beautiful” according to vocalist and guitarist Jennifer O’Neill.

Shot and edited by the trio during a recent trip to California; the footage blends still images and lyric reels to create a “memory book” cut-and-paste feel, whilst also giving an exclusive glimpse of Indian Queens’ studio space in East London.

Championed by John Kennedy (Radio X), LOCK Magazine, and chosen by The Cure’s Robert Smith to play his Meltdown festival earlier in the year, the Hackney trio are hotly tipped (especially by GIHEs) for a successful 2019. Watch the video for ‘You When I Close My Eyes’ below and follow Indian Queens on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Track Of The Day: Indian Queens – ‘I Get No Rest’

If you’re looking for the soundtrack to a “late dark night in London”, then Hackney trio Indian Queens‘ latest single ‘I Get No Rest’ is the perfect choice. Written during the midst of a massive political shift (Brexit, the general election) and in the wake of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, it’s the band’s response to the inescapable feeling that – as vocalist & guitarist Jennifer O’Neill put its – “rich ‘important’ people were taking the piss out most of our lives.”

You’ll be hooked on Jennifer’s clear, strong vocals which dominate the track, and chanting the standout lyric “Free, as long as you obey” in unison with her. The song’s steady percussion and moody bass create a seductively jaded atmosphere; proving Indian Queens have the potential to produce original, ominous, and meaningful sounds.

The band will be playing a headline show at St Pancras Old Church on November 29th (event details here) so make sure you grab a ticket and head down to see them live. Listen to ‘I Get No Rest’ below, and follow Indian Queens on Facebook for more updates.

 

‘I Get No Rest’ (released via Cool Thing Records) is available to stream & download now.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut