Staking their claim as the new heavyweights of rock & roll’s modern-day renaissance, the Tennessee quartet Naked Gypsy Queens have announced ‘Georgiana,’ their debut EP, out February 11th via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Rooted in amplified blues, hard-charging grooves, and dual lead guitars, the band builds upon the larger-than-life sound of their heroes from the 1960s and '70s, keeping the flame burning for old-school hard rock while using their own 21st century fuel. ‘Georgiana’ will be available in LP and digital formats. The digital version will include a live bonus performance of the title track, “Georgiana.”
Check out the video of the raw, riff-based lead single “Down to the Devil,” released today.
Formed while all four members were still in high school, Naked Gypsy Queens built their audience the blue-collar way: by plugging in, turning up, and playing out. They cut their teeth on the classics — the Rolling Stones, MC5, the Allman Brothers, and Pink Floyd — and funneled those influences into their own songs, creating an original sound that was loud, aggressive, and filled with supersized hooks. After developing a loyal following in their hometown of Franklin, TN, they set their sights on Nashville, quickly becoming one of the city's premiere rock acts before any of the bandmates had turned 20 years old.
The band recorded ‘Georgiana’ in Detroit, working with studio veterans Marlon Young, Al Sutton, and Herschel Boone. Looking to capture the high-octane energy of their acclaimed concerts, they knocked out each track in a series of live takes. Meanwhile, legends like Alice Cooper and MC5's Wayne Kramer stopped by the studio throughout the tracking process, strengthening the bond between Naked Gypsy Queens and the rock icons who came before them.
With a sound that reaches across generations, Naked Gypsy Queens bridge the divide between the genre's past and future, creating timeless rock & roll for the modern world. Led not only by Chris' soulful howl, but also the sonic punch of a taught rhythm section and the interlocked riffs of two lead guitarists, Naked Gypsy Queens are royalty in the making.
‘Georgiana’ EP by Naked Gypsy Queens
- Down to the Devil
- Strawberry Blonde #24
- If Your Name is New York (Then Mine’s Amsterdam)
- Georgiana (Live) (Digital Bonus Track)