INTERVIEW: Baby Queens

Who are Baby Queens?

Criss-crossing the narrow divide between rock, hip hop, soul and reggae, incomparable female five piece, Baby Queens reveal details of their debut EP. A blissed out, musical odyssey that promises big things for the future.

Two sisters, two cousins and their adopted sister hailing from Cardiff announce their first official release, titled Red Light on Monday 9th September 2013. Baby Queens – Cara, Estelle, Monique, Ruth and Vanity, each equal parts songwriter, musician and music lover – launch their first AA side EP, produced by Cian Ciarán, one fifth and co-founding member of the legendary alternative rock/pop band Super Furry Animals.

Title track Red Light finds the band bouncing lush vocals off a smooth guitar line, their effortless cool embellished by deep, crisp production to take Baby Queens in a direction far from the beaten track of other modern, urban pop music. Backed by Star Light – a track which not only alters the mood from chilled to the deep freeze, but allows a solitary male voice to burst the band’s bubble – the EP is an appetite- whetting sample of the band’s potential.

Take a listen to ‘Tired Of Love – one of their latest releases and then read on to see what Ruth Vibes had to say when Talk About Pop Music recently caught up with her.

Hey Ruth I love your sound – how would you describe it?

Fusion of love for music!

How did you get together and why the name Baby Queens?

The band had already been created when I joined , I came into the band about year after they had started. The band’s name was created by Vanity and Cara, which I feel is a great summary for us.

Best decade for music?

That’s a hard one, but I would say between 60’s Motown era and 90’s R&B.

Who are your musical gods or goddesses?

All music is good I dont just have one artist who inspires me, but I would never call them gods or goddesses. They are all human like me and had a love for music just as much as me.

What was the first song you sang in public?

Was a church song, when I was about 5 years old.

What was the last song you sang in public?

“Tired of Love” by Baby Queens

What music is on your iPhone right now?

Bit of everything, I dont have just one genre of music on my iPod.

Who is the Queen of pop?

I would probably say Madonna, as all time Queen of pop.

Tell us something embarrassing about yourself

No comment!!

Have you heard of Eurovision? If so, would you do it?

Yes I have heard of Eurovison , and no I wouldn’t

What was the number one song when you were born?

“Back To Life” by Soul II Soul

What was the first song you bought/downloaded/streamed?

I can’t remember.

You are only allowed one song on repeat for the rest of your life – what would it be?

Amy Winehouse “Take The Box”

What’s your favourite joke?

Sorry, my mind has gone blank.

What’s your favourite lyric ever?

 “For here we are now in heaven for you are mine at last” from the late great Etta James

Have you ever been to Scotland?

Yes I have been to Scotland, I went to Glasgow, very nice place and people

What’s next for Baby Queens?

Keep on making quality music,  and hopefully break through the musical ceiling onto bigger things.

All the best of luck for the future for you all and thanks for chatting with me!

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