“They’re strange people from Liverpool. I don’t wanna say they’re dirty, they look a little weird, but they rock like crazy” – Iggy Pop, 2018.
Deemed an ‘unavoidably loud force for good’ by Clash, Queen Zee burst forth from Merseyside in 2016. Releasing their debut single ‘Sissy Fists’ in May 2017 via Nice Swan Records, the band gained popularity for their dangerous and explosive live show, tounge-in-cheek humor and DIY approach. They followed with the raucous ‘Sass Or Die’ not long after, sounding like a exuberant, glammed up version of the Pixies.
Queen Zee’s blend of garage punk chaos and queer glam has lead the band to be called “The Rocky Horror Picture Show on steroids” by BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and in 2018 they were invited for a live session at the esteemed BBC Maida Vale studios for his Radio 1 new music show. The session made BBC history as the first ever all female crew on a Maida Vale recording.
Setting stages alight wherever they go, Queen Zee have appeared alongside Peaches, The Kills, Beth Ditto, Dream Wife, HMLTD & more and they continue to reconstruct the radical politics of their work (Queen Zee identifies as transgender) though their own label, Sasstone Records.
“Despite having been going for just over two years, the group have made more headway than perhaps any other Liverpool act in recent years”