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The queer revolution is coming to the Toon, ready to hand punk back to the working class. Witness it live as Liverpudlian queer-punk collective Queen Zee hit the stage at Newcastle’s Mining Institute on Thursday 12th April.

In a world where gender and sexuality didn’t exist, there would be no room for the explosive art of punk rock. Influenced by everything from the Carnaby Street of the early 70’s to the arduous struggle of chasing up an artistic life in the North and the glam rock non-binary queer gender fuckery of his, her, and their-story’s best, Queen Zee is one of the most exciting musical acts in the country.

With gender-crushing tracks like Boy and Fly The Pink Flag, there’s a brutal excitement that stirs in every homemade squeal of reverb and drums which mimic the rate of a heart in cardio arrest. Queen Zee is all about not just pushing the boundaries, but making us ask ourselves, ‘Why the fuck not?’

Punk has been long due a return and Queen Zee is spear-heading the way. After a brilliant gig supporting Marmozets at the Riverside in February, and what’s certain to have been a festival highlight at Stockton Calling in late March, the band is back and this time the stage is all the Queen’s. If you see any band this year, let it be this one.


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