The Irish rock band Pillow Queens have returned with new song ‘Suffer’
The Dublin indie-rock band have released a fine new single called ‘Suffer’ today – a song about the emotional fallout of “an unraveling of a once-cherished relationship,” with Northern Soul, along with Alt-J, Hozier, Feist, Black Pumas, stated influences. It’s the band’s first single of their new era, post-Leave The Light On album.
“We wrote it in the depths of winter at our rehearsal studio in Dublin, and the cold really penetrates the song.”
Pillow Queens Live
EU/UK November 2023
November 6 – Paris, France – Pitchfork Festival Paris
November 8 – Laval, France – La Fosse
November 9 – Rees Haldern – Haldern Pop Bar
November 10 – Weißenhaus, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany – Rolling Stone Beach
November 13 – London, UK – The 100 Club (SOLD OUT)
November 14 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
November 15 – York, UK – The Crescent
November 17 – Birkenhead, UK – Future Yard
Watch this space.
About Pillow Queens
Formed in 2016, Pillow Queens–made up of Pamela Connolly (lead vocals, guitar, bass), Sarah Corcoran (vocals, guitar, bass), Cathy McGuiness (vocals, lead guitar) and Rachel Lyons (vocals, drums)–burst onto the scene with their debut demo EP Calm Girls, leading to a string of UK and Irish dates and festival appearances. The release of their follow up EP State of the State prompted Hot Press to write the band is, “currently lauded by any critic worth their salt.” Their debut album In Waiting arrived in 2020 and received praise from The Guardian, who called them “2020’s most exciting indie rockers,” NPR, NME, and The Line of Best Fit, they were named a Band To Watch by Stereogum, received an Irish Album of The Year nomination and made their first U.S. national television appearance remotely on the Late Late Show with James Corden.
Taking the world by storm, the band went on to tour North America, UK and Europe, play at SXSW and open for Phoebe Bridgers in Glasgow. Upon the 2022 release of their sophomore album Leave The Light On, Pitchfork wrote, “Pillow Queens make the kind of noise that tends to flourish live, roared back by the faithful: burnished heartland euphoria, defiant lyricism bolstered by ragged harmonies, lashings of pride, and an unabashed love of crescendos.” The Guardian added, “Sonically, the album evokes the work of Americana-influenced alt-rock musicians such as Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten and even the Killers – a sound that is both epically transcendent and comfortingly gritty.” DIY Magazine raved about the band’s evolution, stating, “‘Leave The Light On’ swaps this sense of personal heritage for introspection, pairing delicate self-reflection with sounds far grander than their previous release,” and the band once again received an Irish Album Of The Year nomination, as well as made their debut in-person late night TV show appearance, once again on the Late Late Show with James Corden. Now, in late 2023, Pillow Queens are ready to return with more, as they only continue to reach new heights.