PILLOW QUEENS - IN WAITING[LTD ED GATEFOLD HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL]
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“Phenomenal” - Clash
“Pillow Queens know how to pull at your heartstrings.” The FADER
“A powerhouse of indie rock” - The Forty-Five
“a totally addictive treat” - Gig Wise
“[Handsome Wife is] a joyful, raucus celebration of queer love.” - Guardian
“ superb vocal performances.” - The Independent
“Song of The Day” (Handsome Wife) - KEXP
“A total knockout force to win anyone over.” - The Line of Best Fit
“Pretty much every Pillow Queens song feels like a world-beater.” - NME
“Queer punk and pop songs with sharp, anxious edges” - NPR
Events currently taking place throughout the world only serve to stoke a fire under the likes of Pillow Queens,
who find themselves continually inspired by a Dublin that is no stranger to fighting social injustice. Street
artists, fashion designers, musicians, film makers and more comprise a scene which routinely champions
queerness and marginalized groups, and engages with and activates young people in response to the likes
of the city's ongoing housing and mental health crises. Pillow Queens' songs of togetherness and unity ring
out louder than ever before.
In their short lifespan as a band theyve released two demo EPs, performed on a successful string of UK &
Irish dates & festival appearances, had playlisting from BBC 6 Music, and found themselves opening for the
likes of American Football and Pussy Riot, as well as stadium performances opening for IDLES and Future
With all this under their belt, the band began working with Mercury Prize nominated producer Tommy
McLaughlin for their single Gay Girls - which received a nomination for the RTE Choice Music Prize song of
the year, as well as International pickup from NPR's World Cafe and KEXP. The song also found its way into
the heart of actor Cillian Murphy and his BBC6 mixtape show.
2019 saw Pillow Queens venture into mainland Europe, as they lit up the Eurosonic festival and completed a
string of tour dates opening for Soak. The tour was a messy and joyous affair captured beautifully in the DIY
video for the bands summer single HowDoILook.
In Waiting is Pillow Queens' debut album, the result of four years of brotherly love in a
sisterly unit from Ireland's most urgent, yearning, rock band. Crafted from our lives, and
honed in a studio in rural Donegal in the northwest of Ireland, this is a record by queens in
waiting and kings in the making. It's an album about love; self-love, queer love, the anxietyinducing fault lines of romantic love, and the love for a city and a country that
simultaneously has your back and is on your back.
NPR All Songs Considered: https://www.npr.org/2020/08/17/903349232/new-mix-lafur-arnalds-first-aid-kitmore
KEXP Song of the Day: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/2020/8/5/pillow-queens-handsomewife/
1) Holy Show 2) Child Of Prague 3) Handsome Wife 4) How Do I Look 5) Liffey 6) A Dog's Life 7) Gay Girls
8) Harvey 9) Brothers 10) Donaghmede
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