Pillow Queens share new single "No Good Woman" - New album "Leave The Light On" out 1st April

Share new single "No Good Woman" Leave The Light On LP out April 1st on Royal Mountain Records UK tour dates in May

Pillow Queens | Photo credit: Rich Gilligan

Dublin's Pillow Queens are getting set to release their sophomore albumLeave The Light On, their first release on Royal Mountain Records (Wild Pink, Alvvays, US Girls), which is due out on April 1st, and today the band are sharing the album's final pre-release single, a track called "No Good Woman." Preceded by the singles "Hearts & Minds" and "Be By Your Side", which have seen praise from outlets like The Guardian, NPR, Stereogum, Consequence, BrooklynVegan, Uproxx, DIY and Clash who described "Hearts & Minds" as "Pillow Queens at their most out-going," the single arrives at an exciting moment for the band who are about to make their debut on American shores. Their first shows will take place at SXSW (full details can be found below), before they trace their way across the continent, with their New York debut at Mercury Lounge recently selling out over a month in advance.

This song is one which is very narrative based, though not in a linear way. It’s written more from the perspective of someone looking upon the scenarios of those around them," explains singer Pam Connolly. "It tries to convey a perpetual hopelessness of debt and striving for an ideal that can never be achieved. It’s pretty much a song about Sisyphus."

Watch the video for "No Good Woman" below.

In support of the album the band will play a sold-out run of shows in Ireland, followed by their first ever US tour dates (including SXSW), as well as their biggest ever UK tour dates in May.

Full live routing can be found below, with tickets available here.


View all international tour dates here

March 9th - Kilkenny, Ireland @ Set Theatre (Sold out)

March 10th - Galway, Ireland @ Roisin Dubh (Sold out)

March 11th - Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory (Sold out)

March 12th - Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory (Sold out)

March 14th - SXSW

March 15th - SXSW

March 16th - SXSW

March 17th - SXSW

March 18th - SXSW

March 19th - SXSW

March 23rd – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

March 24th – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge

March 25th – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel SF

March 27th – Seattle, WA @ Clock-out Lounge

March 29th – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall

March 30th – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

April 1st – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

April 2nd – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

April 4th – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr.

April 6th – Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club

April 7th – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

April 9th – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

April 11th – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

April 12th – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

April 14th – New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge

April 15th – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

May 3rd - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

May 5th - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

May 6th - Glasgow, Scotland @ Stereo

May 7th - Newcastle, UK @ Cluny

May 10th - Brighton, UK @ Chalk

May 11th - London, UK @ Scala

May 12th - Birmingham, UK @ The Castle and Falcon

May 13th - Bristol, UK @ Thekla

June 12th Berlin, Germany @ Tempelhof Festival

July 2nd - Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival

October 1st - Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar St.

October 2nd - Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar St.

October 7th - Limerick, Ireland @ Dolan’s

October 8th - Cork, Ireland @ Cyprus Avenue

October 14th - Belfast, Ireland @ The Empire

October 15th - Galway, Ireland @ The Roisin Dubh

October 16th - Galway, Ireland @ The Roisin Dubh

October 20th - Kilkenny, Ireland @ The Set Theatre

Pillow Queens - UK tour poster

More about Pillow Queens' new album Leave The Light On

When Pillow Queens set about recording their second album, before, after and during, great spaces were opening. The pauses in living and connection were profound. And so, they went two places: within, and towards each other.

Leave The Light On is an exploration of the uncertainty of emotions as they are in process, and an intuitive outpouring of ideas as they form. It’s about being intimately honest with yourself, and as a band. It’s about trusting that this state of vulnerability can be held as it emerges, by you, by us.

What do queer dream blues sound like? More importantly, what do they feel like? Leaving home at night, driving through the black back roads until the tungsten light starts to glow. “Uaigneas an chaldaigh”, the Irish sense of loneliness experienced on the shore. The confusion and discombobulation of waking and feeling unfamiliar. The liminal space between dreaming and being conscious. The unmooring that happens when a sense of self is being explored and sometimes slipping away.

But gravitating towards the unknown and the ambiguous can often yield the kinds of sounds and feelings that provide creative certainty, where the art is coming to you, as much as you going to it. Leave The Light On fills vast new sonic plains for Pillow Queens. It’s an album that encourages duality; to be soft and hard, delicate, and muscular, intimate and anthemic, alone and together. Collaborating on lyrics, a shared emotional experience fills these songs of hope and home, insecurity and estrangement, songs that track time passing and a sense of reflection grows deeper every day.

When real movement is stillness, when to be stationary feels transitionary, and when the most vital journey in life is to go within, then it's time to leave the light on, and open up.

Leave The Light On is due out April 1st on Royal Mountain Records.

Pillow Queens - Leave The Light On album artwork

Pillow Queens - Leave The Light On album tracklist 1. Be By Your Side 2. The Wedding Band 3. Hearts & Minds 4. House That Sailed Away 5. Delivered 6. Well Kept Wife 7. No Good Woman 8. Historian 9. My Body Moves 10. Try Try Try

Praise for debut album In Waiting Featured as Album Of The Day - BBC 6 Music Irish Album Of The Year 2020 nomination - RTÉ Choice Music Prize “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 “2020's most exciting indie-rockers" - The 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

Pillow Queens are: Pamela Connolly – Vocals, guitar, bass | Sarah Corcoran – Vocals, guitar, bass | Rachel Lyons – Drums, vocals | Cathy McGuinness – Lead guitar, vocals

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