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Shadowqueen


Shadowqueen

While a thousand trends have come and gone, straight-up rock has endured them all… galvanising fans worldwide with its strict no-bullshit approach. With everything dialled in at maximum, pure rock is larger than life, and few places on Earth let it loose as consistently as Melbourne.
Proudly carrying this torch, powerhouse trio SHADOWQUEEN have stepped up as the city’s next serious contenders with their knockout second album, Living Madness.
Produced by Ricki Rae (Massive, Electric Mary, Tequila Mockingbyrd) Living Madness captures every decibel of SHADOWQUEEN’s monstrous live sound and every nuance of their group dynamic – forged by drummer Alex Deegan, guitarist Si Hopman, and the band’s vocalist/bassist Robbi Zana. Gifted with power, control and an electrifying stage presence, Robbi is the band’s literal and figurative voice… an archetypal frontwoman wielding every weapon a great rock singer needs.
Packed with hooks, each song on Living Madness is a blistering rock inferno. A band for the fans, SHADOWQUEEN keep it simple and powerful; equally capable of dropping a perfect pop chorus as they are a flat-out rock assault. The latest single from the album, Open Up Your Eyes, is a perfect case in point as it delivers an equal measure of both… showing off Robbi Zana’s stunning ability to send her voice through the roof.
SHADOWQUEEN’s 2012 debut album Don’t Tell was an instant hit in Europe. Released on French label Bad Reputation, it introduced the band as a force to be reckoned with, earning them rave reviews and a loyal international fanbase. Back home in Australia, SHADOWQUEEN continued to rise as their own live show took shape, becoming a go-to support band for the country’s finest rock acts. With Living Madness, SHADOWQUEEN have completely emerged into their own… proving beyond any doubt that they can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with anyone.
And like all good rock bands, SHADOWQUEEN are at their best on stage. Launching Living Madness at The Tote on Thursday, September 14, the band will be celebrating the release in fitting style, followed by some interstate touring. For fans new and old, SHADOWQUEEN promise a rock show never to be forgotten as they proudly set Living Madness loose on the world.
The care taken to include instantly memorable choruses and cleverly woven arrangements shows there’s a deep well of creativity
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE UK
“Every track is a winner! We give ‘Living Madness’ a hearty 8 out of 10 stars!”
MUSIC INSIDER MAGAZINE USA
Robbi Zana – Vocals, Bass & Keyboards
Si Hopman – Guitar & Backing Vocals
Alex Deegan – Drums & Backing Vocals

 

Shadowqueen – Ruin Me

Shadowqueen – Open Your Eyes

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