Queen Zee have been going from strength to strength recently, and they’re only set to get bigger! Read on below to find out more, and check them out before they get too big!
By Jane Howkins
How was your 2018? Any particular highlights you can tell us about?
It’s hard to pick just one, but I guess I loved how busy we were. There didn’t seem to be a weekend we weren’t away.
Are you excited about what 2019 holds? What in particular stands out for you?
THE ALBUM! Finally, we get to drop our debut record; it feels like we’ve been working towards it forever. So, we’re excited to actually share it. Yet it also feels like we’re closing the door on a chapter and we’re able to move forward to the next.
What can you tell us about the album, and why would you say people should check it out?
Because Iggy Pop has said it’s great and if anyone has the credibility to demand that level of respect, it’s Iggy. The record is fairly fresh and it’s kind of us growing up in public. It’s everything we’ve done so far plus some newer tracks. You can hear us changing and experimenting on the record and I think that’s what makes it interesting.
Do you plan to release any singles from the album?
We’ve already dropped Hunger Pains but a new one is on its way very soon …
How is the writing and recording process for you? Do you find it easy or difficult?
I’m a serial writer. I write 100 songs and then pick 50, then that gets narrowed to 10, and those 10 make an album. I don’t find writing hard, but I do find perfecting them hard. It’s having the vision of where you want to go and how you want to get there that is the biggest challenge. Anyone can write a good song but not everyone can write a good album.
What sort of things influence you most; and what have you been listening to recently?
I’ve been digging the Viagra Boys record, and a new band I’ve only just checked out called Walt Disco. It’s got real great feel to it; chaotic but also pretty rhythmic. It’s riding that line. Check it out if you’re into stuff like Single Mothers or Big Ups.
You’re on tour this month. Are you excited for that and is there anywhere you’re particularly looking forward to visiting?
Leeds! It’s always a good crowd, plus I grew up on the Leeds punk scene so it’s always a good feeling getting to play myself.
Why would you say people should come and see you live; and what can people expect from a Queen Zee show?
Total annihilation. I spent six hours in hospital after the last time we played Leeds so, I think that sums it up.
Any last words for your fans?
Buy. The. Album. Get. A. Ticket.