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Forged in the darkest recesses of the mind, Closet Disco Queen is the diabolical offspring of Jona Nido and Luc Hess, two musicians who have traipsed to the very borders of insanity with such unique musical entities as Coilguns, Kunz and The Ocean and yet lived to tell the tale. Spawned in 2014 as a means to plug a gap in a festival line up, the sole aspiration of these Swiss degenerates is to live the Spinal Tap dream: playing perpetually at 11 to audiences scattered far and wide across the globe and to this end they have already blazed a trail across Asia and Russia, not to mention decimating Baroness’ audiences during a sweaty tour of Europe. Alcohol-fuelled the band’s mission may be, but it is such purity of spirit that fans the flames of true rock ‘n’ roll and it lies far from the carefully manicured, preening individuals so often mistaken for rock stars in the modern world.
Intense and driven by the same exploratory spirit that fuelled the progressive rock bands of the late 70s, Closet Disco Queen are a duo that, even on record, sound like a long-haired five-piece in western boots and denim hot pants. These guys can also play and drink a lot of alcohol at the same time and once you’ve experienced them you may never hear music the same way again, but then, that may not be such a bad thing.
They will release Sexy Audio Deviance For Punk Bums on April 7 through Crazysane Records, Division Records and Unquiet Records (pre-order here). The band said: “This EP is a way for us to close a chapter after a touring cycle of about 2 years since we released the debut album. This is the perfect way to end the Closet Disco Queen V1.0 era and the new – more simple and groove focused – direction will open many perspectives in terms of line-up and songwriting in the future. If the whole thing looks and legitimately feels absurd, well, that’s because it is.“
Watch the band’s new video for the track ‘El Mustachito (Ghost City Sessions)’ below.