RELEASE VISCERAL NEW SINGLE ‘COLD DAGGERS’ ON 17TH MAY
WATCH ‘COLD DAGGERS’ HERE
There has been a palpable air of excitement for the return of Queen Kwong to these shores over the past few months. LA’s Queen Kwong, aka Carré Callaway took on London for a free 4 show residency in the capital earlier this year leaving packed audiences mesmerised by the sheer power and savagery of the band’s superb brand of punk rock. ‘Cold Daggers’ is the first release from the eagerly awaited debut album due for release late this summer and perfectly showcases the quartet’s visceral, primal sound that is fast becoming their trademark.
Trent Reznor discovered the group’s leader when she was just 17 and Carré has since been turning heads wherever she goes with unforgettable live shows and DIY releases. 2015 has already seen Queen Kwong sell out 4 London shows in a week, perform a special Maida Vale session for Radio 1 and seen the band championed by various DJ’s with Zane Lowe choosing the band as one of his last ever tracks on his Radio 1 farewell show. Daniel P Carter kicked things off for Queen Kwong at the station early on and since then, they’ve been championed right across the stations daily output.
Sultry and sinister in equal measure, Carré is joined on stage by Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, former Marilyn Manson bassist Fred Sablan and Awol Nation drummer Hayden Scott who effortlessly create eerie swathes of raw psychedelic guitar, backed by an absolutely killer rhythm section. This pedigree line up causes intrigue to many a rock fan, but it is Carré’s uncanny gift to combine menace and sure-fire confidence that are leaving audiences wanting more….
“Her rawness and charisma remind me of a young Iggy Pop or Patti Smith at the peak of their careers. Queen Kwong’s volatile stage persona, no doubt sits in the lineage of such primal acts as The Stooges, Nirvana, Swans, even Queens of the Stone Age. Her songs and stage show are a blatant protest at the “sanitization” of Rock in recent years. Queen Kwong’s work stands out from the sea of rubbish I keep hearing on the radio. Carré embodies the true and uncompromising spirit of Rock” – Roger O’Donnell (The Cure)
Queen Kwong are due to return next month in support of their new release ‘Cold Daggers’ and will be bringing their sleaze, swagger, noise and heart wrenching beauty to Brighton’s Great Escape Festival for three more very special shows that must not be missed! Plus.. the band were just announced for this years Reading & Leeds festival! Queen Kwong has always had the punkrock chops, but now she’s a performer at the height of her powers.
COLD DAGGERS IS RELEASED ON DISSENTION RECORDS & ARTIST MGMT
ON 17TH MAY
August 28 : Leeds Festival
August 30 : Reading Festival