Written for fans of rock with a touch of subtlety, the new single from Australian band Shadowqueen is a shock to the system, but in a good way.
There’s no point even trying to convince people who ‘don’t like heavy rock’ that this is worth listening to, but if people disregard it based on genre, they’re missing out. The musicality, from the verse basslines to the tight structures, is really strong here.
It helps that the production is so excellent too. Often, rock recordings lack some of the energy that you imagine comes across on stage, but not in this case. There are slight moments of distortion that mark out the fuller sections, giving extra leverage to the moments that aren’t so big. Nicely done.