Dynamic Merseyside outfit QUEEN ZEE have announced their debut self-titled LP and an eight date UK tour for February 2019. The album will be released on vinyl, CD and digital formats via the band’s own label Sasstone Records.
The recent QUEEN ZEE single, SASS OR DIE, was a call to arms that defines the band’s riotous ethos and energy. The anarchic, enigmatic band have rapidly established a cult following over the last year as they continue to defy conventions and subvert what it means to be a band. The album’s 10 tracks perfectly capture the mania of their now-infamous and raucous live shows, and firmly cements them as torch bearers of a new generation of British guitar bands.
2018 was an exciting year for QUEEN ZEE, culminating in a full UK tour in support of Dream Wife after SASS OR DIE made the Radio X playlist and earned John Kennedy’s track of the week. Earlier last year the band won PRS Flash Funding at The Great Escape Festival, which enabled them to put their madness into this debut record, and were then awarded PRS Momentum Funding to continue the journey. The band have also continued to gain attention at radio, earning Huw Stephens’ Tip of The Week on two occasions alongside notable mentions from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, soon followed by an invitation to the BBC Maida Vale Studios for a live session and interview aired on BBC Radio One.
Fronted by the peculiar and direct ZENA DAVINE [aka Queen Zee] the band is completed by co-founding member and multi-instrumentalist JASON TAYLOR-BROWN, alongside FRANKIE WORTHO [bass and vocals] ASH SUMMERS [keyboards, percussion and vocals] and Dave Bloom [drums and Percussion].
Full UK live dates as below
Sun 10 LIVERPOOL Jacaranda Phase One
Tue 12 LEEDS Hyde Park Book Club
Wed 13 BRISTOL Rough Trade
Thu 14 LONDON Lexington
Fri 15 BRIGHTON Hope & Ruin
Wed 20 GLASGOW Attic @ The Garage
Thu 21 NEWCASTLE Think Tank
Fri 22 NOTTINGHAM Bodega
Sat 23 MANCHESTER Yes Basement