Once called one of the “best indie bands you’ve never heard of”, Queer Jane is a three-piece from a little-known place called Bratislava in Slovakia, looking to break hearts with their catchy melodies. Fronted by Vlado Nosal (vocals, guitars, keyboards, glockenspiel) and featuring Lukas Valter (bass) and Adam Janos (drums), Queer Jane are a surprising offering. They spoke with The Fountain about their most recent track, Gerard Love.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Gerard Love?
We haven’t really had a bad reaction. So far, of course. There have been good reviews and everyone loves the video – me included. Also, when we played it live in Bratislava, some of the crowd members seemed to know the lyrics better than me. And some of them weren’t even my relatives!
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
A nice folk-rock ballad being attacked by a drummer who’s had too much coffee and a guitar player who’s just discovered fuzz tone.
TF: I think it’s obvious where the inspiration came from for this track, but can you explain the background around this?
I’ve always liked the idea of using real people’s names as song titles. Teenage Fanclub themselves did it several times, so I thought it be nice to pay tribute to one of their members, Gerard Love. And of course, the song is about LOVE, as most of the songs are anyway.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?
We are based in Slovakia and thankfully, the lockdown situation is getting better over here, so we are planning several gigs around the country to promote both the single and the album. We can’t wait!