PILLOW QUEENS – ” Brothers “

Posted: December 5, 2019 in MUSIC

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Irish punks Pillow Queens drop the feedback for an unashamedly sentimental ode to the men in their lives. “Brothers” isn’t subtle, but it’s a moving tribute that cuts straight to the heart. right now, on a global stage, Irish music is having a serious moment. Pillow Queens are a Dublin-based queer indie-punk band, know how to pull at your heartstrings. “Brothers” their new single premiering above, is an unabashed tribute to the men in their lives. Written after a family loss close to the band, “Brothers” is open-hearted and unafraid to say it as it is: “There goes the man I want to be, I love my brother and my brother loves me.”

Pillow Queens are right at the forefront of that wave are a band described, rather delicately as a mix between Sonic Youth and Dolores O’Riordan. Enjoying airtime with songs like Favourite, Gay Girls and Rats, their insanely catchy hooks, sang in genuine accents give them a real standout sound on both the radio and festival circuits. They are loud. Authentic. Gimmick-free. And completely refreshing. The songs are good, catchy with real emotional depth and played with such vigour onstage that you can’t help yourself – it’s music you remember for all the right reasons. They formed in 2016 and after the release of their demo EP Calm Girls, they soon ventured on a string of successful UK and Irish tour dates. This year, the band took on mainland Europe with an appearance at this year’s Eurosonic Festival.

Pillow Queens are: Rachel Lyons (drums, vocals, from Kill, Co Kildare), Cathy McGuinness (guitar, vocals, from Arklow, Co Wicklow), Pamela Connolly (bass, guitar, lead vocals, from Donaghmede in Dublin) and Sarah Corcoran (guitar, bass, lead vocals, from Finglas in Dublin).

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