The Anti-Queens Announce New Album “Disenchanted” & Share “Doomed Again” Single

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Toronto’s The Anti-Queens have announced that their new album, Disenchanted, will be released via Stomp Records on May 17th, ahead of the release the band have shared the lead single and video, Doomed Again. For over a decade, The Anti-Queens have been a prominent force in Toronto’s music scene, they are led by the dynamic duo of Emily Bones and Valerie Knox who bring a punk-rock energy that challenges the male dominated music industry. Known for their electrifying live performances, they’ve gained a reputation for their unstoppable energy and powerful stage presence.

The Anti-Queens

Their new album continues their tradition of crafting infectious, hook-laden anthems that will surely delight fans of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Distillers, Hole, L7, Lunachicks and The Warning. Doomed Again embodies the essence of blistering 1977 punk, infused with just the right touch of Bad Religion and Green Day to keep it fresh and driving. The Anti-Queens skillfully pay tribute to their enduring punk roots while injecting enough energy to keep it from feeling derivative. Featuring lyrics that intertwine defiance with sincerity, razor-sharp hooks, and a musical style that epitomizes the essence of rock ‘n’ roll, The Anti-Queens are back with a vengeance.

The video for Doomed Again showcases the band immersed in a passionate performance, accompanied by two wild ghost figures driving around town before landing in a rehearsal space to join the rock-out session. They filmed the video in Ajax and Oshawa, Ontario. The jam space is one of the actual places they rehearse, jazzed up with added lights and a slew of Easter eggs in the background including old show flyers, banners, photos, stickers and merch. The lyrics of Doomed Again resonate with the struggle and resilience of pursuing dreams amidst life’s challenges, reflecting on the enduring nature of aspirations formed in youth. Despite facing obstacles, the song encourages perseverance and embracing life’s journey, recognizing that setbacks contribute to memorable narratives.

The Anti-Queens

“Doomed Again is a love letter to all the bands out there who never stop doing the grind. There’s almost always something that can and will go wrong, but it’s never dull being in a rock n’ roll band. While we did our best to plan everything, we still ended up crafting our ghost costumes until 4 am just before the jam space shoot, all while a massive blizzard swept through. Very on brand for the title of the song.” (Valerie Knox)