Track Of The Day: Queen Zee – ‘Idle Crown’

Hot on the heels of their last single ‘Fly The Pink Flag’, GIHEs favourites Queen Zee have released new track ‘Idle Crown’, and it’s a smartly executed piece of Marilyn Manson-esque garage punk. Released via the band’s own label Sasstone Records, the Liverpool group have yet to record something that we don’t instantly fall in love with.

Blending activism and politics into their fleshy, raucous tunes, ‘Idle Crown’ is another fiery gem in Queen Zee’s crown. Front person Zee explains the inspiration behind the track:”‘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 our 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 sounds 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 so much of a fuck, that they really couldn’t give a single fuck” – and we’re more than happy to follow their example.

Listen to ‘Idle Crown’ below.

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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Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut