SPACE QUEEN LAUNCHES YOU INTO A 70S-INSPIRED FUZZ-ROCK GALAXY
Written by Slone Fox
THIS NEW POWER-TRIO OFFERS AN EP THAT IS BOTH FRESH AND NOSTALGIC. THEIR INTERGALACTIC AND PSYCHEDELIC SOUND LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE.
Space Queen’s self-titled EP overflows with hypnotic 70s riffs and haunting harmonies as drummer Karli Rose MacIntosh, guitarist Jenna Earle and bassist Seah Maister divide vocal duties to create a sound that weaves in and around itself, coming from everywhere and nowhere all at once.
The heavy-hitting opening track "DBA" immediately embodies you with a psychedelically enhanced hard-rock flare. Contrasted with the gritty, distorted riffs are angelic vocal harmonies, a spacey, atmospheric breakdown and some sweet, sweet old-school synthesizers.
The all-lady stoner/psych rock trio hails from Vancouver, B.C., and have already reached the pinnacle of success in the most Vancouver way possible: having their rocking first single “Why Can’t I Move” featured on Nardwuar the Human Serviette's radio show in the weeks leading up to the EP release. In terms of local notability, that's up there with Lee's Donuts post-Seth Rogen, and even surpasses the fortune-telling duck on Granville Street.
What starts as a sort of blues-esque final track, "Drop the Walls" unexpectedly switches gears into a behemoth garage-rock breakdown before the girls of Space Queen take you on yet another L.S.D.-ridden intergalactic voyage for the remainder of the album.
Against the distorted and fuzzy riffs, the clean and melodic vocals stand out on a podium, making Space Queen's EP the perfect soundtrack to all the trippy summer adventures yet to come, leaving you wanting more.