There’s a project out of Melbourne that is oversaturated with style, flavour and vision. Ominous and cold-blooded, their sound can take you to the kind of shadowy place that will make you wonder if you want to see the light again.
Queens of Club is a nightmarish composite of three enchantresses of electronica Akaysha Rose (Ok Sure), Sal White (Osopho) & Hannah Millar (Syntax/Semantics). Together they embody the mood, mayhem & melodrama of gothic electronica and pagan sacrifice. Sonically there are notions of french techno, scandinavian electro, synth wave and the 80s goth superstars that taught us the dark side of pop.
Their latest atonement “Mirror” is equal parts analog energy, digital anarchy, ancient ritual & kink. You can easily point to acts like Royksopp & The Knife for similarities, but there’s a dark pop element in there and that’s not too far removed from Banks, Bat For Lashes or even Billie Eilish. But the imagery (both literal and visceral) has the kind of intensity you’d normally only in black metal or industrial bands.
Sensuous rhythms, tactile vocals & unsettling overtones create another exceptional moment in Queens of Club’s repertoire. I hope to hear much more from this group as the quality of their production is complemented by richness of their style.