London five piece The Queens Head have released their debut ‘RUDETOY’ and it’s a lyrically swaggering display of how it might feel to be hunted by hornets whilst falling blindfolded down Alice’s rabbit hole but like, in a good way.
Coming out on Permanent Creep Records (Egyptian Blue and Peeping Drexels) ‘RUDETOY’ is a tinnitus- snarled bully of a track that fervidly bounces ear-to-ear in a thundering circus display of snagged spoken word, socio-politicisms and part-time pescatarian-isms – all backed by equally flamboyant digitally dubbed deceptions. It’s about as much as a single (and indeed a single mind) can structurally handle in one sitting. Not for the faint-hearted and packing in at just under four minutes, ‘RUDETOY’ unceasingly indulges in the brashest of British drunken discourses in a dead-awakening reverberated mash of vigorous electronica and a solidly classic band aesthetic.
A band to keep all future focus on The Queens Head are here to sputter perfected havoc on your coded ideas of post-punk conduct. With a rapidly growing signature shot of submerged ‘what on earth did I just listen to!?’ and energetically unrestrained cynicism the question now remains: ‘what makes you so special?’