Updated: Feb 9, 2019
Fans have long been waiting for this debut album since the release of their first track way back in 2017. Described as the ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show on steroids’, Queen Zee radiate the strange with all the sass and style any modern punk band can get their grubby little hands on.
From the get-go it’s crystal clear that this is going to blow nearly all February releases out of the water. Album opener Loner gets us off to a fantastic start, peppered with eighties references in quintessential Queen Zee style. It’s hard enough to nail an opening track on your debut anyway, but with the added pressure of this album being so highly anticipated it’s a relief that we’re not left disappointed.
The debut has a nice mishmash of the good old-fashioned heavier stuff and some more indie-punk tracks yet doesn’t stray from what we've come to expect from Queen Zee; a bit of a surprise in the punk scene. Far too many bands drop some cracking DIY singles in their first leap as a group then fall into the rat trap of over-produced, polished crap on a rushed album, so thank god this isn’t the case here. Queen Zee have taken their sweet time, being careful not to lose their raggedy edge that made us all fall in love with them in the first place. They’ve kept intact everything that made them so bloody addictive, sticking to their garage punk guns.
Featuring some of our favourite Queen Zee tracks from over the years, this album really does give us the best of what the band has to offer. Tracks like Sissy Fists, Porno and Idle Crown have now found themselves a nice little home on this album, seamlessly slipping in right next to new material like it was always meant to be this way. The album is exactly what you’d expect from these guys, and this album is exactly how everyone else should be doing it.
Queen Zee's debut LP will be released on 8th February, accompanied by a UK tour.