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Pillow Queens Share New Single “Like A Lesson” – New Album “Name Your Sorrow” out 19 April via Royal Mountain Records + UK Tour Dates

March 11, 2024
 Martyna Bannister 

PILLOW QUEENS share new single
‘Like A Lesson’

New album Name Your Sorrow out 19 April 2024 via Royal Mountain Records

UK tour dates on sale now

Acclaimed Irish indie rock band Pillow Queens share their latest track and official video for ‘Like A Lesson’, out everywhere now. The band’s triumphant third studio album Name Your Sorrow is due out April 19 and available for pre-order now. This June, Pillow Queens will perform live across the UK and will support Snow Patrol in Limerick, IR on July 12 ahead of their biggest show to date on July 13 at Dublin, Ireland’s Iveagh Gardens. Tickets are on sale now for all shows via pillowqueens.com/live.

Out now, the guitar-driven ‘Like A Lesson’ explores longing for intimacy and a desire for closeness as well as the fears and insecurities that come with sharing one’s self. On the raw subject matter, the band says the track dives into, “The notion of finding safety and comfort in the presence of love of limerence is emphasized, contrasting with the paralyzing fear of making mistakes or ruining your life or someone else’s. It delves into the feeling of being a lesson for someone, a side character in someone else’s story.” Over a hooky guitar riff, the track swells until the backing instruments fade for a moment and lead vocalist, bassist and guitarist Pamela Connolly belts, “I don’t wanna ruin my life/But I wanna go home with you.” Here, the band illustrates the thin line between fear and desire, and the risk involved in vulnerability.

It slowly became a blend of each band member’s music taste and is now a favorite to play live. The band continues, “Sonically, we were influenced by a range of artists from Blur and REM to Seminsonic, New Radicals, and Squeeze. It began as a song we felt had a strong country music influence and morphed into something that referenced a wide range of our musical tastes. It’s the 90s soft rock song on the album.”

Pillow Queens offer this blazing release with “Like A Lesson”. The mighty guitar tonality that shatters the immediate soundscape, hooks the audience as they escape in the consuming creation that Pillow Queens deliver. Emotive and sincere vocal harmonies, this obliterating drum beat and cymbal crashes, elevated guitar tweaks and this volatile and immersive synth sound swirling in the background as this comforting blanket. Once again the lyrics propel the audience into this world that Pillow Queens have ambitiously created and the affection that cuts through the composition is easily connected with.

Pillow Queens are in this fearless faze right now and the boldness of their vision is being portrayed with this effortless take, it’s so easy to fall into their world and let the lyrics and the textures change you.

See Pillow Queens live on the following 2024 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
12 July – Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick, IR (supporting Snow Patrol)
13 July – Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, IR

Pre-order Name Your Sorrow HERE.

Pillow Queens – Name Your Sorrow album tracklisting

1. 8th February
2. Suffer
3. Like A Lesson
4. Blew Up The World
5. Friend Of Mine
6. The Bar’s Closed
7. Gone
8. So Kind
9. Heavy Pour
10. One Night
11. Love II
12. Notes On Worth


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