Queen Kong

Queen Kong

BandRockAvant-garde

electronic indie rock. NIN fronted by Marlene Deitrich.

Biography

What ever it is the Dandys searched for in that dodgy house party aftermath Queen Kong have growing out of their heads like cabbage.
But its not just vogueing they have songs too and Amy can siiiing and screaaaam.
In fact she has an extraordinary voice.
Guitarist Ruby favours fishnet uppers and leopard skin leggings, Bassist David rips off his top oh oh slightly misshapen never mind who are we to talk?
Drummer James beats his pads like an ugly stepchild while new girl Ewa Gigon's sax sounds elated and hallucinatory and bitchy and sexy,all at the same time.

Their recent homecoming gig in Cork City was almost abandoned after the band was attacked by a giant(really!)

They have a sparkling, noisy power pop sound that could scoop up those rinky dink hoes who think adding a salutary MicroKorg they can't really play to their line up makes them "Electronic"and leave them in the mickey mouse place for ever.
Watch out Queen Kong is coming!! They call them selves pop deconstructionists in the sense that their gigs can range from all-Synth Tech Noir affairs to full on Industrial Assaults.

Many years ago I saw a music journalist waste the image of a scud missile with an angel delight warhead on some useless shower of fops. OK lets reclaim this metaphor of mass seduction - heres a crowd that will fit it like a glove!

Discography

our www.myspace.com/qk has videos and streaming tracks.
our 2005 cd,the Leech ,recieved airplay on Jenny Heuston,Green on Red,Cork Campus Radio and Music By Numbers ,a show based in Lawrence Kansas.

Set List

most of our songs are 3 to four minutes long.in a 45 minute set we play about 12 songs.
for covers we sometime play "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaac(much better than Giant Drags version) or the theme from Twin Peaks.