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Sounds | Subterranean Street Society - God Couldn't Save The Queen

SSS gaat hard met hun nieuwe single. Een coole rock shuffle die knipoogt naar de Stones met een korrelige productie. Louis laat horen wat een veelzijdige zanger hij is en zorgt met zijn band in dit nummer voor een dikke 'alternative' stempel op hun 'folk'. Een song met een serieus stel cojones.


In honour of the 1-year anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's death, Subterranean Street Society releases the song 'God Couldn't Save The Queen'. It is the first song to be released from the new album 'Bleep' by the Danish-Dutch indie-folk trio.

"It is a song about the death of Queen Elizabeth and the absurdity that an institution that perpetuates inequality is often so popular with the lower social class of the population. The song is about both the Danish and the British queens. The lyrics tell a story about being born into privilege and the absurdity that comes with worshiping a vanished colonial superpower. Why do we still cling so tenaciously to this?"

Subterranean Street Society is a Danish-Dutch trio that plays a mix of alternative folk and grunge. Over steel metal resonator guitars, heavily overdriven hollow body bass guitars, vintage cassette tape noise and dark-beating drums, a road worn voice shouts out poetic tales about tragic heroes, romantic love and vagabonds. Vulnerable story-telling with a manic edge based on a life travelling between venues, festivals and busking on the streets of Europe.

As a trio the band’s live performance is rough, explosive and unpredictable. Still the group has more up their sleeve as they are able to bring out stripped-down renditions of their music. Featuring acoustic instruments, classic folk harmony vocals or even just the bare minimum of street music: one man and his guitar. They have been spreading their addictive raw folk-grunge to the praise of audiences worldwide since 2016, touring countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, the UK, Italy, Russia and having their music featured under the Netflix-original ‘Ragnarok’. They appeared on national television, performed at Sofar Sounds, were nominated for the Amsterdamse Popprijs and will be touring the Netherlands with traveling festival Popronde this fall. website


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