When Will I Be Queen? is the 2nd single from Bearsuit’s forthcoming new album The Phantom Forest.
Since their full-length oh:io in 2007, the Norwich boy/girl 5 piece have undergone a dramatic line-up change, swapped violins, flutes and horns for dirty synths and fierce guitars, notched-up their sound, brought in big time producer Gareth Parton and created a perfectly off-the-wall pop masterpiece.
Bearsuit’s internal reshuffle last year has resulted in a more beefed-up, edgy sound. The band now consists of Iain Ross (guitar & keyboards), Lisa Horton (keyboards), Jan Robertson (guitar & keyboards), Charlene Katuwawala (bass) & Joe Naylor (drums). All 5 sing.
With their new rhythm section they went on to record The Phantom Forest (Out Mar 7) with Gareth Parton (producer of Go Team!, Foals, The Breeders, Pink Grease & Pete & the Pirates. Known for their electric and outlandish performances, Bearsuit will be playing shows around the UK in February and March (see dates below). They’ve previously supported the likes of Crystal Castles, Future of the Left, Lightspeed Champion and Hot Chip.
They’ve also played various festivals including Latitude, Bestival, The Great Escape and Offset, as well as several abroad including South By South West (Austin, Texas) and CMJ in New York (where they were voted ‘Best Breakthrough Act’).
“A colourful pop hotchpotch” NME
“Louder than an explosion in a fireworks factory” Artrocker
"Cinematic doodlings, screamy art punk, and many twists and turns" The Independent
"Retro space age, riotously cute disco-punk. This is what my 80s sounded like." Everett True
1. When Will I Be Queen?
2. When Will I Be Queen? (KANEDUBSTEP Remix)