News: Upset Boy and the Queens Ready Debut for Sweet Cheetah

Upset Boy and the Queens are kicking down the doors of Nashville’s post-Covid indie rock revolution.

Formed in late 2023, the alternative rock power trio is on a mission to prove Music City has more to offer than the pop country machine of Music Row and the self-seriousness of the bloated Americana scene.

The self-proclaimed “Party Band for the Dystopia” features singer, songwriter, and guitarist Chris Watts (musically known as Dirt Reynolds), bassist Lulu Jones (formerly of Thelma and the Sleaze), and drummer Dan Dolive.

Evoking the pioneers of early college radio, MTV’s 120 Minutes, and the Garage Rock resurgence of the early ’00s, Upset Boy and the Queens have developed their own blend of grungy power pop and guitar-driven riff rock.

The debut double A-side single “Trying To Get To You/Think Too Much” will be available for streaming on Sweet Cheetah Records August 16, 2024. These songs were produced by Joseph Lekkas (of Palm Ghosts) and Chris Watts at Greenland Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and engineered and mastered by Lekkas. Drums on the singles were provided by Walter Epting of Palm Ghosts.

Catch the band live here:

Saturday, August 17 at The Underdog in Nashville, Tennessee
Sunday, August 18 at Southgate House Revival in Newport Kentucky, w/The 1984 Draft, Bandages, and Place Position

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Photo by Chad Crawford

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