Macclesfield’s Queen Cult provide today’s powerful track of the day, ‘Beautiful Psycho’ – an arena-ready (re)introduction to this dynamic femme-queer band. 

“Initially just as a song demo, ‘Beautiful Psycho’ has been around a moment for us. We decided to revisit it because it’s always had a place, we were just waiting for when it would rear its horns at us and demand to be released! You could say maybe the song told us? Haha. It carries a whole tug and pull dynamic within the lyrics forever trying to hold a higher ground, whilst breathing in and out of control.

“We really wanted to show that contrast between the verses and chorus’ by switching from a chirpy, poppier major verse and a darker heavier cry and lyrically questioning chorus. It can be about obsession, being drawn to a whole lot of wrong, toxic energies. Abuse. Passion. However deep YOU want to interpret it. To us, it also stamps the early sounds of Queen Cult and our roots of where it all began to where we are going. It means a lot.”

Queen Cult’s guitarist Maisie Johnson

The single is the follow-up to debut EP, Woman That I Know – a second EP on the horizon. Queen Cult are very much on the hot-right-now list and we’re going to be seeing more from them later in the year …

Catch Queen Cult live at the following dates:

May 6th – Shacklewell Arms, London w/The Menstrual Cramps [Tickets]

May 13th – The Great Escape, Brighton

June 2nd – Your City Festival, Stoke

July 2nd – Pride, London

Aug 7th – Rivfest Festival, Warrington

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