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

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