Liverpool queer-core punk outfit Queen Zee have revealed their new single ‘Victim Age’, out today on the band’s own label, Sasstone Records. Defined by their riotous sound, Queen Zee’s new single is a typically high-energy track that thrashes through politically charged lyrics, asking the listener to question what they’re told by figures of authority.
Queen Zee explains the new single:
“Victim Age essentially takes a shot at how in the last few elections we’ve seen – we have people in positions of power claiming to be anti-establishment. The idea of rallying against an establishment was paramount to Trump’s campaign, and how a billionaire, born into their privilege, could ever claim to be so is genuinely ridiculous.
If we’re saying anything on Victim Age it’s that we need to think for ourselves, we need to question what we’re being told, we need to question everything.”
The track draws heavily on a variety of musical influences, from the teenage rampage that was the punk rock explosion to the maddest, wildest elements of exploratory 80s pop – blurring the lines between everything, from sexuality and gender to global politics.
Ultimately, Queen Zee say they’re more influenced by the city’s working-class politics, LGBT+ community and diversity than by what they see as a stagnant music scene around them.
Fronted by the direct and articulate Queen Zee (vocals/guitar) the Liverpool band is completed by fellow songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jason Taylor Brown (guitar), Frank Wortho (bass) Dave Bloom (drums) and Ashley Hate (Keys & Vocals).
The band have taken their rowdy live shows on tour with Marmozets this February and will be bringing the anarchy back out on the road in April, when they embark on their own headline tour. Full dates are listed below.
April tour dates:
Friday 6th – Leicester – The Cookie
Saturday 7th – Liverpool – The Shipping Forecast
Sunday 8th – Leeds – Oporto
Monday 9th – Manchester – The Castle Hotel
Wednesday 11th – Glasgow – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Thursday 12th – Newcastle – Mining Institute
Friday 13th – Sheffield – Café Totem
Saturday 14th – Halifax – The Lantern
Monday 16th – Nottingham – The Chameleon Arts Café
Tuesday 17th – Birmingham – The Sunflower Lounge
Wednesday 18th – Bristol – The Crofters Rights
Friday 20th – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 21st – Southampton – Heartbreakers
Sunday 22nd – Brighton – The Prince Albert
Monday 23rd – Oxford – The Cellar
Thursday 26th – London – Sebright Arms