This band are a powerhouse of talent and energy, electrifying audiences with their technical skill and stage performance which is far more mature than their actual ages. Whilst they have certainly put Queens Road Studio on the map as a punk hotspot, Queen Dogs have mixed up a potion of influences to create their signature style. With a sound comparable to The Meffs, Fleas and even bigger, heavier bands like Metallica, it’s no wonder these amazing up-and-coming rock stars pack a punch. Queen Dogs have been together for 5 years, with members coming and going throughout most of the first two.
In 2021 at the under 18 Cambridge Band Comp they won a place to play on the Central Stage at Strawberry Fair by coming second overall in the competition. At Bury Sound 2022, they won the ‘Rising Star’ award, opening many pathways for their future, including playing with bigger bands like Collars, Fraser Morgan and The Meffs. They were interviewed live on BBC Introducing, before their music was then featured on air; Angelle from BBC Music Introducing was quoted saying:-
“So much talent I can’t contain myself!... I’m enjoying watching their journey!... they are a powerhouse, full of talent, full of energy… you NEED to go and see them!’
In the near future, they are planning to record some new, heavier and even more outstanding records. Their new double A Side single featuring ‘I Can’t Resist’ and ‘Mental Chewing Gum’ was played on BBC Introducing. The official release is 30th March 2023 both digitally and in the form of 10 limited edition, double-sided vinyls. Plus, they have lots more gigs booked this year, including Cambridge Junction, Headlining BurySOUND and Strawberry Fair’s new Revolting Youth stage.'
Queen Dogs are the first young band formed at Queens Road Studio in May 2017. Ewan, the original lead vocalist, was joined by Sybbie, drummer and song writer in June 2018. In spring 2020 dynamic siblings Charlie (lead) and Maisie (bass) joined, swiftly followed by Jack playing guitar and tambourine creating the current line-up.
Aged from 11 - 15 they kick-arse with their original songs, with the support of QRS, has written. Their first song, a Joy Division cover, went global on social media leading to Keith Allen asking to book them on his stage, at Latitude 2020 (unfortunately cancelled).
Queen Dogs recorded their demo YOU SUCK in tricky outdoor conditions due to lock down.
"The day was brilliantly started with bands from Queens Road Rock School, Queen Dogs showed vast confidence beyond the years playing covers of One Way or Another and a great cover of Transmission by Joy Division" bythemusicblog42 May 6, 2018