Last night, Pillow Queens made their US TV debut with an interview and performance of recent single “Liffey” on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
It capped quite a week for the band, whose self-released debut album “In Waiting” was also nominated for Best Irish Album at The Choice Music Prize. It was also named among Rough Trade’s Albums of The Year.
Watch the live performance of “Liffey” on The Late Late Show with James Corden below.
Pillow Queens will be touring the UK this spring. Full dates below. Tickets on sale here.
25/04 – Stereo, Glasgow
26/04 – Yes, Manchester
28/04 – The Lexington, London – SOLD OUT
29/04 – Green Door Store, Brighton
04/05 – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
06/05 – Crofters Rights, Bristol
Praise for debut album “In Waiting”
“Phenomenal” – Clash
“In Waiting arrives with a refreshing and much-needed assertiveness” – DIY
★★★★★ – Dork
“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
“Snarling lyrics with smooth harmonies” – The i Paper
“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
“It’s an album built on big hooks and aching hearts” – Paste
“Nothing short of remarkable.” – Upset
More about Pillow Queens:
Pillow Queens are proud to be a part of the Keychange development programme, which promotes gender equality in music by investing in emerging talent. Keychange is a pioneering international initiative encouraging festivals, conferences and a growing range of music organisations and institutions to sign a pledge to include at least 50% women and under-represented genders in their programming, staffing and beyond.
74 emerging artists and innovators each year from across Europe and Canada will take part in international festivals, showcase events, collaborations and a programme of creative labs. Keychange aims to accelerate change and create a better, more inclusive music industry for present and future generations. Keychange encourages all music organisations, festivals, venues, broadcasters, agencies and beyond to take the Keychange Pledge and to work towards a representative music industry.
Pillow Queens are: Pamela Connolly – Vocals, guitar, bass | Sarah Corcoran – Vocals, guitar, bass | Rachel Lyons – Drums, vocals |
Cathy McGuinness – Lead guitar, vocals
Pillow Queens – In Waiting album artwork | Download hi-res image HERE