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Today, the critically acclaimed Irish indie-rock band, Pillow Queens, have announced their highly anticipated third album, Name Your Sorrow, set for release April 19th via Royal Mountain Records. Alongside the announcement, the four-piece have also shared the album’s lead single, Gone

‘Gone’ narrates the emotions experienced while ending a collapsing relationship, with a throbbing tempo that intensifies the sense of discomfort. Of the track, the band describe:

‘Gone'” is a song that looks into the vapid nature of brief romantic encounters and the hyperbole that can become so monotonous, it makes you jaded.

The track came to life at the end of a jam session, during a songwriting retreat on the West Coast of Ireland, and of its lyrics, vocalist, guitarist, and bassist, Pamela Connolly adds:

‘Lines like, ‘I was in your top five things to do’ convey a lack of self-worth that’s tackled throughout the album. It’s a song that showcases a vulnerability that allows for no silver linings–it’s the reality of how someone is feeling in the moment.

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The album consists of twelve tracks that explore various aspects of the human experience, ranging from grief to happiness and everything in between. These tracks come together to create a collective emotional release, resulting in a newfound inner strength and a deeper understanding of oneself.

Accompanying the announcement the band have also shared that they will be heading out on tour in June, hitting Leeds, Bristol, London, Manchester, Newcastle, and Glasgow, before a huge 4000-capacity show at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens. 

Pillow Queens 2024 tour dates

  • 05 June – Wardrobe, Leeds, UK
  • 06 June – The Fleece, Bristol, UK
  • 07 June – Brixton Electric, London, UK
  • 08 June – YES (Pink Room), Manchester, UK
  • 10 June – Cluny, Newcastle, UK
  • 11 June – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
  • 13 July – Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, IR

Katie Macbeth

katie macbeth

Katie Macbeth is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Manchester, presenter of @drunktankthink, and post punk enthusiast.



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