If V-Day means heartache and barfing to you this year, get int he spirit with The Anti-Queens’ video for “Leave Me Out,” taken from their self-titled record released last year via Stomp Records.

“Leave Me Out was written about a complicated relationship,” says Emily Bones, vocals, guitar, and songwriter. “Whether it be a friendship or a love interest, there are points in your life where you make a decision to remove someone for your own mental health and clarity.
“We filmed this over one day in a field north of Uxbridge, ON,” she adds. “We wanted to visually capture the vastness that comes with feeling alone or left out, to be surrounded by so much life yet feel so alone. It’s a moody visual to go with a moody song, and we’re really happy with how it turned out.”
A staple of the Toronto scene for close to ten years, The Anti-Queens are an ultra-hard-working, punked-up, rock ‘n’ roll quartet of super-high-powered women poised to take over the world. They’ve become infamous in their hometown of Toronto for their insanely high-energy, take-no-prisoner live performances influenced by the Blackhearts, The Runaways, L7, and the Distillers.

Addison is reviews and online news editor for New Noise. She specializes in metal, queer issues, and dog cuddles.

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