Ridiculously loud and feel good, Queen Zee have always been incredibly unorthodox. The scouse five-piece put themselves out there with a fierce abundance of self-confidence and individuality. Their entertaining and slightly bonkers punk style is full of colour and pulsates with life.
After only recently appearing, they released debut album ‘Queen Zee’ a few days ago on the 8th of February. It is crude and political – they certainly don’t hold back. It’s totally in keeping with their 70’s punk roots. One small difference however: the band is steeped in queer culture, ultimately resulting in explosions of colour and sexual freedom. It’s a pretty liberating record that follows on from the ‘Queercore’ movement of the 80s.
Immediately making the more conservative blush, ‘Porno’ is one of the more brash tracks on the record. Full with NSFW lyrics and raw punk vocals, it’s the peak of the album, a real highlight.
In contrast, stripping back from the usual full-throttle punk is track ‘Anxiety’. Slower with a lone guitar riff, it showcases Queen Zee’s varied, more vulnerable side. They are a band that you can relate to, making them extremely likeable and charming.
Political and tongue-in-cheek, Queen Zee are heading in the right direction for greater punk success. They portray a vibrancy and fun through their music that is infectious and will have you singing along in no time.
Queen Zee play an intimate gig in Newcastle’s Think Tank? Underground on the 21st of February. See the punk madness up close and personal and buy your tickets right here!