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Dronningen


Dronningen
Theatrical Love
January 21st 2022

Discard prevailing negativity! Embrace dance as a purifying ritual! Be the sovereign of your own kingdom!

Welcome the proclamation of DRONNINGEN as they welcome one and all to their triplicity for a better world.

This is the manifesto which seeds and fuels the heart and craft of DRONNINGEN, a moniker which means “The Queen” in Norwegian. The rejection of all pessimism in viewing the world, reconnecting with ancient traditions and primal instincts to embrace their cathartic inspiration, and seize and give the freedom for all to be who they are inside and to define their own diversity; all guiding principles to the band, their creativity and a sound which connects with the audience like few others.

DRONNINGEN is the creation of Beatrice Bonnano (vocals/guitar) and Vito Cerasia (lead guitar), both originally from Italy who met in South-East London in 2014, where they are still based. Since uniting their energy, craft and imagination, the duo has bred an electro-pop/rock fuelled sound which has been eagerly welcomed around the globe, the pair playing numerous festivals and TV shows in the likes of the UK, Sweden, France and India.

Since releasing the ‘Carry on Dancing’ EP in their first year, the twosome has persistently evolved their music and its fertile imagination. It has a richness and miscellany which defiantly defies that simple electro-pop/rock tagging creating a proposal which uses its audience’s body as a plaything, hungrily enticing and manipulating them into unleashing inhibition freed instincts. Yet equally, it bears a snarl and breath of defiance led by fuzz fired guitars which stokes the flames of thought and emotional reaction.  

Insatiably uncaging high-energy temptation and devilish incitement, DRONNINGEN’s sound has similarly marked out the band’s inimitable live shows, their inescapable spirit enlivening voracity matched across acclaimed releases such as 2016’s ‘Royal Riot’ EP and its successor the following year, the ‘Sugarbox’ EP.

Now as evolution continues to spark greater passion and invention, DRONNINGEN uncage new single ‘Theatrical Love’, a song which burrows deep, strings limbs like a puppeteer and contagiously roars with ravening uniqueness.

It is typical individual DRONNINGEN and equally another atypical incitement for the world from Beatrice and Vito, an invitation to proudly uncage the real you, to chase off the negative and cynical, and DANCE!

Pete RingMaster

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