Today, Irish indie rockers Pillow Queens share their gripping new drum-driven track ‘Suffer;’ an aching and emotive exploration of love and self-deception. Throughout November, Pillow Queens are set to perform live across the EU and UK including at Germany’s Rolling Stone Beach and a sold-out London date.
‘Suffer,’ produced by Collin Pastore (boygenius, Illuminati Hotties, Lucy Dacus), delves deep into the raw and turbulent emotions surrounding the unravelling of a once-cherished relationship. With soul-stirring lyrics and a melancholic melody, this song captures the ache of heartbreak and the struggle to let go. The track has sonic elements of Northern Soul music and acts as a communal psalm for the heartbroken and for those seeking resolve and mercy as its powerful message reverberates through its final moment. Recalling the making of the track in their home city they say, “We wrote it in the depths of winter at our rehearsal studio in Dublin, and the cold really penetrates the song.” The band cites inspirations for the track including Alt-J, Hozier, Feist, Black Pumas, Lana Del Rey and more.
Formed in 2016, Pillow Queens–made up of Pamela Connolly (lead vocals, guitar, bass), Sarah Corcoran (vocals, guitar, bass), Cathy McGuiness (vocals, lead guitar) and Rachel Lyons (vocals, drums)–burst onto the scene with their debut demo EP Calm Girls, leading to a string of UK and Irish dates and festival appearances. The release of their follow up EP State of the State prompted Hot Press to write the band is, “currently lauded by any critic worth their salt.” Their debut album In Waiting arrived in 2020 and received praise from The Guardian, who called them “2020’s most exciting indie rockers.” They received an Irish Album of The Year nomination and made their first U.S. national television appearance remotely on the Late Late Show with James Corden.
Pillow Queens Live -EU / UK November 2023
06: Pitchfork Festival, Paris, FR
08: La Fosse, Laval, FR
09: Haldern Pop Bar, Rees, Haldern, DE
10: Rolling Stone Beach, Weißenhaus, Schleswig-Holstein, DE
13:The 100 Club, London, UK (SOLD OUT)
14: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
15: The Crescent, York, UK
17: Future Yard, Birkenhead, UK
Pillow Queens | Photo credit: Martyna Bannister