Hailing from Sweden, Queenmaker are a brand-new band creating an electrifying present by mining hard rock’s past. The band features Jennie Väänänen on vocals and Rob Nasty handling all instruments, and together do they authentically herald the heavenward thrust and nighttime silk of classic Vixen, Lita Ford, Def Leppard, and Robin Beck – essentially, that gauzy ‘n’ grandiose Technicolor metal-lite of the mid/late eighties. And make no mistake that this is some ironic pastiche or campy put-on: Queenmaker are one hundred per cent about it, and they’ve got some new anthems for you!
A two-song release, with the harder-rocking Under the Kiss on the A-side and the shimmering Hold on to Love on the flip, Queenmaker’s Under the Kiss is a swift ‘n’ decisive debut ready for repeat plays. And so far, the public has spoken about its support of the duo: already, Hold on to Love has racked up sixteen thousand monthly plays on Spotify…and counting! So get on the Queenmaker bandwagon now and get Under the Kiss!
Sentinel Daily’s resident dust coat-wearing AOR aficionado Gavin Strickmann has this to say about Queenmaker’s particular brand of stakkheel strutt: “Wow! just… wow! Swedish duo Rob Nasty and Jennie Väänänen may long to be transported back to the glory days of Lita Ford and Vixen, but there’s a solid pop-rock sensibility to everything they do that leads me to make another comparison after repeated listens to this superb seven inches of audio pleasure… the new Roxette, anyone? That’s right – and Queenmaker are that good! Just take a listen, when you get the chance, to both sides of this stunning little nugget of brilliance and tell me I’m wrong!”
Under The Kiss, b/w Hold On To Love, will be released by Edged Circle Productions on June 26th on 7″ vinyl format. The record will be available on pink vinyl and coke bottle green vinyl, as well as on all digital platforms.