QUEEN ZEE + THE KONTOURS + P.E.T
Drawing heavily on a variety of musical influences from the 70’s garage rock explosion to the world of 80’s pop, for Queen Zee, blurring the lines between the establishment and the DIY scene is something the band are clearly already au fait with. Often caught between the cracks and out on a limb, they’re too much of a pop band for the hardcore scene and too punk for the pop scene. Ultimately, they say, they’re more influenced by the city’s working class politics, LGBT+ community and ethnic diversity than by its music scene.
Much of their material stems from their experiences as young, working class, Northern, (queer) punks, and although the music they make is inherently political, it’s not something they lose sleep over cementing into their sound.
Straddling the underground art and music scenes in their hometown, searching for inspiration amongst a community they feel disconnected from creatively, they’re a band who are constantly looking for a way to push themselves out of their comfort zone.
Watch the video for ‘Idle Crown’ below: