Dublin’s Pillow Queens have been building serious momentum since the release of their 2017 debut EP ‘Calm Girls‘ – selling out shows in their native Ireland, supporting artists like IDLES, Pussy Riot and Future Islands, and earning enthusiastic support in the UK before independently releasing their 2020 debut LP ‘In Waiting.’ The album was a major breakthrough for the band, and a sleeper hit amongst music fans, scoring praise across US, UK and Irish media.
The band are returning to announce their second LP ‘Leave The Light On,’ which is due out April 1st on Royal Mountain Records, and are sharing the first single from the new album, a track called “Be By Your Side“.
“This song is about the mechanisms that are used to hide your vulnerabilities and carry on,” explains singer / bassist Pamela Connolly. “But also, the feeling of being about to burst and how cathartic it could be to allow yourself to let your emotions out and feel the world around you. This was one of the first songs we finished on the album as it was the quickest to become fully realized by all of us.”
Hear “Be By Your Side” on streaming services HERE and watch the video below.
The album announcement coincides with the announcement of the band’s first North American tour, which will include a stop at SXSW before the band return to the UK in May and their native Ireland in October. Full live routing can be found below, with tickets available HERE.
PILLOW QUEENS TOUR DATES
View all international tour dates HERE
March 9th – Kilkenny, Ireland @ Set Theatre (Sold out)
March 14th – SXSW
March 23rd – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
May 3rd – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
June 12th Berlin, Germany @ Tempelhof Festival
Photo Credits: Rich Gilligan