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Pillow Queens

Having first come together in Autumn of 2016 on a basketball court in a Dublin city park, the four members of Pillow Queens, soon realised that making music together would be an equally productive group activity. Taking influence from artists from contemporary US DIY indie & punk scenes including Mitski, Waxahatchee, Hop Along and Cloud Nothings, Pillow Queens stay true to their Irish heritage, using Dublin colloquialisms in their lyrics and singing in thick Irish accents Within a few months, they’d released their debut EP, Calm Girls, titled in an ironic nod to the band’s anxious nature which dealt with themes of despair, the crisis of self and distrust. Closing track Wonderboys was “an attempt to put into musical form the feeling you get when your eyes roll back into your head when faced with toxic masculinity.” The songs quickly found their way into the hearts of new fans in the local underground DIY scene, and even onto BBC 6music playlists, with Steve Lamacq calling them “deceptively infectious, with sharp hooks and sharp nails”. We can’t wait to see them light up the stage.