New York City Queens

New York City Queens

 Houston, Texas, USA

Critically acclaimed indie pop/rock quintet from Houston, TX.


2014 Houston Press Music Awards Readers' Choice Winner New York City Queens (NYCQ) is a Houston-based Indie Pop/Rock quintet that has performed with the finest bands in Texas and around the country, toured both coasts and the southeastern United States and is currently completing its second full-length album, scheduled to be released in 2015.

Recently named by Green Label as one of "10 Indie Rock Bands from Houston You Need to Know About" and veterans of major music festivals such as SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon and Houston's Free Press Summer Fest, NYCQ was featured by Houston Press Rocks Off in January 2015, and by Space City Rock and Way Too Indie, and in Houstonia magazine and Houston Modern Luxury magazine in 2014.

Formed in 2011, the groups' first full-length album, "Burn Out Like Roman Candles", was released in the fall of 2012 to critical acclaim, earning a place on several local "Best of 2012" lists, including the top spot on the Houston Chronicle's list of Best Local Music of 2012.

Blending influences that range from early pop to contemporary modern rock, NYCQ has solidified a signature sound that has not only garnered critical praise but also earned the band a sync license with Hyundai for an ad campaign.