Part Punk. Part 80s New Wave. Part Grunge. A little early David Bowie. All Philly!!! This amazing sounding band hails from the City of Brotherly love, Philadelphia, PA. This three piece is is led by guitar/vocals Jamie Getz (ex-Lickgoldensky, ex-Versoma), bassist Ben Roysden (Fire In the Hearts And Minds) and drummer Jeff Ziga (Armalite, Affirmative Action Jackson).
With three disks to their credit, the latest, Untitled 3 (EP 2), released in early 2011 is a bombastic romp thru a musical landscape. It's fresh and inviting. Gods and Queens take no prisoners. They are actually a fun band to listen to.
The band is heading out on a European tour for the rest of the year. They've toured Europe for times since 2009 with a majority of those shows being self booked. That's right. It's the Philly style, we'll just do it our damn selves!
Gods and Queens have an almost Spinal Tap way of touring. They have almost been killed driving off a cliff in the Massif Central region of France, accidentally stabbed their European driver early this year, resulting in 38 stitches, and once finished a five-week tour of Europe with a broken-footed drummer. Besides headlining several of their own DIY-booked Euro tours, they’ve also toured stateside with Coliseum, Blacklisted, Young Widows and more. Their live shows consist of a raucous blend of volume and seriousness, blatant antagonism aimed directly towards the audience, or ditching their own songs mid-set to play the entire Land Speed record by Hüsker Dü.
To further cement their uniqueness, all of their albums and song titles are entitled "Untitled" with a number after it. Cheeky.
Catch them if you can on their romp thru Europe. You won't be sorry!
GODS AND QUEENS November 2011 European Tour:
11/09/2011 La Miroiterie - Paris, France
11/10/2011 Le Bar des Capucins - Lyon, France
11/11/2011 Edoné - Bergamo, Italy
11/12/2011 Arci Valverde - Forli, Italy
11/13/2011 Borederline - Pisa, Italy
11/15/2011 TBA - Koper, Slovenia
11/16/2011 Radio Student FM 89.3 - Ljublijana, Slovenia *early show - Jamie solo/acoustic set
11/16/2011 Pekarna - Dvorana Gustaf Maribor, Slovenia
11/17/2011 Menza Pri Koritu - Ljubljana, Slovenia
11/18/2011 Medika - Zagreb, Croatia
11/19/2011 Kino Bosna - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovnia
11/21/2011 TBA - Split, Croatia
11/22/2011 Széfra - Budapest, Hungary
11/23/2011 Venster 99 - Vienna, Austria
11/24/2011 SUB - Graz, Austria
11/25/2011 AZ Conni - Dresden, Germany
11/26/2011 Saechsischer Bahnhof - Gera, Germany *early show
11/27/2011 Schokoladen - Berlin, Germany *early show
11/28/2011 Exhaus - Trier, Germany
11/29/2011 Waldmeister - Solingen, Germany
11/30/2011 AZ - Aachen, Germany
12/01/2011 De Onderbroek - Nijmegen, Netherlands
12/02/2011 Secret Spot - Oostende, Belgium
12/03/2011 Vera - Groningen, Netherlands *free show
12/04/2011 ACU - Utrecht, Netherlands *early show