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Since forming in Dublin in late 2016, Pillow Queens have seen their initial word of mouth buzz grow with every new release.
From sharing stages with the likes of IDLES , Soak and Pussy Riot, to their own sold out shows, the band have developed a community of loyal and passionate fans.
Their debut album was released through the bands own label in September 2021 to near universal critical acclaim, IN WAITING surpassed all expectations, with The Irish Times 5-star review calling it “An Emotional Masterpiece”.
The album was duly nominated for Irelands prestigious Choice album of the year award.
The album gained Album of the Day and A list play on BBC 6 Music , and drew praise and support from the likes of NPRs All songs Considered and KEXPs song of the day.
As more people fell hard for the record, 2021 began with the band being invited to make their US Late Night television debut on CBS’s The Late Late Show and continued to be a special one for Pillow Queens as they signed with Sub Pop Publishing and Royal Mountain Records.
The bands sophomore album "Leave the Light On" will be released on April 1st 2022, and will see the band undertake a full North American tour to support it.
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Events featuring Pillow Queens
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