Queen Cult have gained a reputation as infectious live band. Hailing from Macclesfield, the outfit are part of a rapidly growing alternative live music scene in the UK which is organised by and supports femme-led LBGTQ+ artists. Their music pays homage to musical greats such as No Doubt, Paramore, Royal Blood and Nothing But Thieves, whilst the band manage to fully put their own unique stamp on their music.
Queen Cult are back with their sophomore EP “For Now, Not Forever.” The album is a well-flowing offering that is sure to immerse the listener, whilst their signature sound is featured in abundance on the E.P. Their unique sound is made up of a mixture of thrashing drums, grooving bass lines and overdrive soaked guitars. However, the E.P does showcases moments of vulnerability, with tracks such as “It Matters To Me” and “Anxious Delight” featuring more stripped back moments. Maisie Johnson’s vocals are consistently strong throughout the E.P, coming drenched in rock sensibilities and soaked in personality.
Talking about the inspiration for the EP and the artwork, vocalist Maisie Johnson shares: “This EP is a collection of songs written over the last two years, which have been really challenging for the band and also on a personal level. So many personal moments were captured in the songs and it doesn’t necessarily mean they correlate at all. It’s almost as if as a band we’ve shed a few skins during this time and are about to emerge into something stronger. We look forward now knowing which path we want to go down and clearer on the journey ahead.The front cover of the EP is a photo I took of Jodrell Bank telescope in Cheshire which is close to where we live. It was on a spring eve during lockdown, about the same time I wrote the song Anxious Delight. A song that resonates with its title and the imagery in a very literal way. Jodrell bank looked so in and out of place at the same time, like how I felt.”
Queen Cult will be playing in the following venues to support their second EP release:
February 17th Manchester, YES Basement
February 23rd Portsmouth, Edge of the Wedge
February 24th Bristol, The Lanes