The latest band on the new music radar is Dublin alt-rock four-piece, Pillow Queens, which is picking up a lot of air time at the moment for new single Rats, following its release earlier in the summer. It’s an easy takeover from first listen with stomping electric guitar rhythm and the tainted shimmer of a downplayed flicker riff in the background.
Fresh off the back of playing Indietracks festival, it’s been a big year for the band and while a full album hasn’t been confirmed as of yet, it’s bound to be on the horizon. The only gigs confirmed for the rest of 2017 are all in Ireland, following a recent mini tour of the UK, stopping in at Bristol, Brighton, Exeter, Sheffield and London.
We’ll be surprised if a few more dates don’t go in for Autumn on the back of the recent noise. However, the album is probably going to be something to look forward to in 2018 with the band being so recently formed.
The band only set up its Twitter account last year, so it’s about as new and up-and-coming as it gets. New single Rats has pretty much been enough all by itself to give the four-piece such a positive presence in recent months, which should lead on to even more from the Dubliners.
The single itself is actually a mini-EP called Calm Girls, with three tracks in total, which is available on the likes of iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon music etc. Rats is the hardest hitting song of the three, picking up a lot of airplay, along with a Steve Lamacq Livener favourite track pick recently. You can take a listen to the song in the music video stream below.
Pillow Queens Rats single music video stream:
It’s followed up by the sparse simplicity of Olive and the ethereal vocals of Wonderland, rounding out the band’s opening release. Pillow Queens is made up of Cathy, Pam, Rach & Sarah (pictured above) and hopefully we’ll be seeing more from them in the next year or so.
If you are planning a trip over to Ireland in the next month or so, you’ll be able to catch Pillow Queens at the Bello Bar in Dublin on the 12th of August, the Gypsy Rose in Dublin on the 17th of August, The Speakeasy in Belfast on the 19th of August and the Electric Picnic in Co Laois on the 3rd of September 2017.