We caught up with Vocalist/Guitarist Chris Attigliato & Guitarist Cade Pickering to talk about their youthful arrival to the Nashville music scene and their stunning debut EP ‘Georgiana’.
Rooted in amplified blues, hard-charging grooves, and dual lead guitars, the EP finds Naked Gypsy Queen building on 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. In addition to digital, ‘Georgiana’ will also be available as a limited-edition vinyl (with a cool etching on side B).
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 funnelled 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 premier rock acts before any of the bandmates had turned 20 years old.
With ‘Georgiana,’ the band confidently steps into the international spotlight. These songs mix southern-fried swagger, electrified stomp, and sharp songwriting into five unique anthems, showcasing the chemistry between Attigliato, Pickering, bassist Bo Howard, and drummer Landon Herring. “Georgiana,” released earlier this year, is a barn-burning anthem punctuated by slide guitar and thundering drums. ‘” Wolves” is a guitar-driven blast of minor-key bombast. Rounded out by the raw, riff-based single “Down to the Devil,” and the thumping “Strawberry Blonde #24,” ‘Georgiana’ shows the full range of Naked Gypsy Queens’ reach. It’s a snapshot of a band on the rise.
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.