- 19 Jan 22
Take a look at the video for 'Be By Your Side' below.
Following their signing to Royal Mountain Records in 2021, Pillow Queens have announced that their highly anticipated second album, Leave The Light On, is set to be released on April 1. To coincide with the news, they've shared the first single from the LP, 'Be By Your Side' – as well as an accompanying music video.
The Dublin-based band released their Choice Prize-nominated debut album, In Waiting, in September 2020. The project was described by Tanis Smither as "a distinctive, original and quietly brilliant debut", in her review for Hot Press.
Commenting on the new single, singer/bassist Pamela Connolly says it's "about the mechanisms that are used to hide your vulnerabilities and carry on."
"But also, the feeling of being about to burst and how cathartic it could be to allow yourself to let your emotions out and feel the world around you," Pamela resumes. "This was one of the first songs we finished on the album as it was the quickest to become fully realised by all of us."
Leave the Light On is described as "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."
Leave The Light On is due out April 1, via Royal Mountain Records. Watch the video for 'Be By Your Side', directed by Kate Dolan, below:
Leave The Light On Tracklist:
1. Be By Your Side
2. The Wedding Band
3. Hearts & Minds
4. House That Sailed Away
6. Well Kept Wife
7. No Good Woman
9. My Body Moves
10. Try Try Try
Pillow Queens are set to embark on their first North American tour this year, which includes a stop a SXSW. They'll also tour the UK and Ireland.
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-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 @ Vicar St.
October 2nd - Dublin @ Vicar St.
October 7th - Limerick @ Dolan’s
October 8th - Cork @ Cyprus Avenue
October 14th - Belfast @ The Empire
October 15th - Galway @ The Roisin Dubh
October 16th - Galway @ The Roisin Dubh
October 20th - Kilkenny @ The Set Theatre