Rising London-based five-piece The Queen’s Head have shared their debut EP, ‘Haunt’.
The four-track collection arrived in full on November 17th, following previous singles ‘Tonight I Saved a Life’ and ‘Committed’, and was co-produced by guitarist and vocalist Joel Douglas alongside Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, Sorry, Black Country, New Road). The project delves into a terrifying sonic world driven by electronic anxiety and unexpected analogue turns.
It has been released alongside a new single, ‘Til Death Do Us Part’, which bassist Tom Butler says, “theatrises the folly of the hedonists routine. That doomed want, need, to have fun in a world depleted of it. Set in the inebriated high of a wedding reception, a thumping disco track urges you back to a dance floor, with a swooning chorus melody designed to be chanted, fist pumping the air. All the while, however, a drunk idiot is chuntering in your ear-hole and the track’s harmony suggests that something isn’t quite right.
“A sudden, serious realisation occurs: you are not enjoying yourself, not any more, you’ve lost sight of your friends, you are hot, you are drunk, the lights are too bright,” he goes on. “What you thought was a party celebrating love, what you thought was fun, is not. You want to go home. There is no home to go to. The music ends in a pounding techno migraine, impossible to ignore by its volume and anxiety. We hope you enjoy it, and a very happy future to the bride and groom…”
You can watch the music video for ‘Til Death Fo Us Part’ here:
You can listen to ‘Haunt’ here – the tracklist reads as below:
1. Tonight I Saved A Life
3. Til Death Do Us Part
4. Disco For One
The Queen’s Head will play three UK shows this week, beginning with a London headline performance – tickets are available here, with dates as follows:
22 London, Shacklewell Arms
23 Brighton, The Hope and Ruin
24 Portsmouth, The Loft