BITCH QUEENS took some time to record 12 new songs in their home studio during the pandemic and that’s the best thing they could do… “Burn It Down” opens in a quite usual TURBONEGRO way for them but “Con Man Contraband” offers us an interesting mix of heavy rock and metal core before “The Apocalypse” goes further into their modern hard rock search. You’ll even get slight pop touches in “Don’t Be That Dude”, some pop punk with “The Worst Thing” and even a bit of anarcho-punk with “Custom Dystopia”! Although they’ve been playing around with different music styles this time, songs like “Brainwash Radio”, “A Good Day To Forget”, “Ignorance Is Bliss”, “This Is How We Roll In 2020” and a straight forward chorus like in “FU Emily” all show us that BITCH QUEENS still know how to write and play good old punk’n’roll songs but who can resist a little disco rock touch (“Sugar Balls”)? “Custom Dystopia” is definitely BITCH QUEENS‘ most adventurous album, the Basel Böys managed to show us that they can still evolve in a dead end world and keep their Turbojungen roots at the same time. Bravo! /Laurent C.
Switzerlands most productive punk-rockers Bitch Queens have a brand new single and music video ready!
The song is called “Burn It Down” – it’s fast, it’s angry, it’s death-punk!
It is the third single of the upcoming album “Custom Dystopia” which will be released on November 5th.
Swiss bands BITCH QUEENS and DELILAHS’77 are celebrating their friendship with this punk tribute split 7″ vinyl record. DELILAHS’77 are offering us their own version of The MISFITS “Some Kinda Hate” which almost sounds like The UNDERTONES, great cover! BITCH QUEENS chose DEAD KENNEDY‘s classic “Too Drunk To Fuck” and turn it into a catchy punk’n’roll song. Listening to this makes you think that it’s definitely too short. The vinyl comes out in three different colours on Lux Noise Records. There will always be something cool about split 7″ records. /Laurent C.
Basel’s Turbojugend is alive and well! BITCH QUEENS proves it with this new album full of high energy punk’n’roll songs (“City Of Class”, “Vote For Pedro”.) Switzerland might look nice and clean but it has its hidden perversions, and BITCH QUEENS are definitely one of those! Of course, they still sound like TURBONEGRO (“Süperböy”) but they do it really well so you can’t complain! They sometimes tend to sound more melodic on “Especially Danny” more glammy (“Sucker For The Blues”) or more pop punk (“Negative Heaven”), but the band gets even better when playing straight punk rock (“When Did I Die”) and catchy classic hard rock (“On And On.”) After touring the USA and Japan, big chances are BITCH QUEENS are going to deliver their decadent sermon on a town near you soon. /Laurent C.
Swiss punk’n’roll band Bitch Queens release new video “R-Rated” containing footage of their last US tour:
Basel punk-rockers Bitch Queens release their new video “Techno Is Dead” , a party rock song from their latest album “L.O.V.E.”:
Swiss hard punk’n’rollers BITCH QUEENS have released a new video for the first single of their album.
“Anti-Social” is also available on picture-disc (100 limited edition): store.bitchqueens.com
This record opens with a song called “Anti-Social”, but it’s not a TRUST song! It sounds more like old TURBONEGRO, but well, these guys will probably admit it since they’ve never hidden their love for Norway’s Denim Demons. Punk rock’n’roll guitars and choruses that are easy to sing along is what you’ll find on “L.O.V.E”, with songs like “Deadbeat Generation”, “Girls Girls Boys Boys”, or “Collateral Damage”. The band can get more groovy on “Naked or Denim” and “Boy Toys Of Glory”, or straight punk rock on “Polymeric Lover”.
Fans of BACKYARD BABIES will probably love “B-Stock Babies” since it almost sounds like an outtake of “Making Enemies Is Good”, but although influences are sometimes quite obvious, BITCH QUEENS also know how to sound more personal, especially on the last song, “Techno is Dead.” “L.O.V.E.” is probably the band’s best release to date, so don’t be afraid of the beard on the cover, this is no stoner or hipster folk! (“L.O.V.E.” will be out on May 5th.) Laurent C.