Queen of Monroe
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Queen of Monroe

Norman, Oklahoma, United States | INDIE

Norman, Oklahoma, United States | INDIE
Band Alternative Pop


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Blood Batteries and Turntables



2010 is the year of Queen of Monroe. With their powerful, emotionally-fearless debut recording, QOM are enjoying phenomenal success fueled by a four-member aggregation of distinctive yet cohesive musicians.
Other groups have been known to get scared when faced with the prospect of measuring up to their own success- scared enough to play it safe. Blood Batteries and Turntables does not play anything safe: QOM has never made music with such joy, energy and boldness as they have on this recording. And never has the group felt so delighted about their music.
“QOM is a rebirth of a band that is leap years ahead of what we started as,” says vocalist Jimmilea.  “We’re definitely more mature and capable and our chemistry is better and we’re more comfortable. We’re a lot more liberated with our creativity. I think it’s a lot more personal for all of us”
Adds guitarist Scott Wade, “We found our artistic voice. We needed this new moniker to express ourselves in a more artistic way.”
When QOM set out to make the cd, they called on keyboardist Ricardo Sasaki to record and mix. “Production-wise it presumes what we really are: Rock, pop and alternative with a slight touch of punk,” recalls Ricardo. “It brings all of those elements in the production. It’s simply a measure of different styles of music. The sound of the guitars is different because Scott has matured his sound in the last four years. He has perfected his performance abilities. Same thing with the keyboards and drums.”
And Jimmilea agrees. “I think we all found our true ability. And once it happened I was like, ‘where did this girl come from?’”
Actually, QOM has been dancing to their own chemistry since their start in Oklahoma City as Citizen 5. Working in local clubs to unpredictable audiences taught them a lot and paved the way to what they truly wanted: to combine the full-throttle power of rock with the softer, more subtle properties of classic pop like that perfected by current artists like The Killers and MGMT and classic bands such as the Beatles.
This passion is reflected in their individual mission statements. For Ricardo, it’s “to continue to explore the creativity we all have and making great music out of that. As long as we have something to say, we have to say it and people have to hear it.” Jimmilea wants to “Just make music that we’re passionate about for as long as my body is willing!”
But given the sentiments expressed on BB&T, Scott has summed up what Queen Of Monroe offers it’s fans: “To take the color pink and mix it with motor oil and throw in Robitussin to make music.”

Booking:Wilmari Ruiz?405 473 6441?wruiz@enye.net