PILLOW QUEENS Share New Single “Hearts & Minds”




Leave The Light On LP out April 1st on Royal Mountain Records

UK tour dates in May


Last month Dublin’s Pillow Queens announced their sophomore album Leave The Light On, their first release on Royal Mountain Records (Wild Pink, Alvvays, US Girls), which is due out on April 1st. The band have been building serious momentum since the release of their 2017 debut EP Calm Girls – selling out shows in their native Ireland, supporting artists like IDLES, Pussy Riot and Future Islands, and earning enthusiastic support in the UK before independently releasing their 2020 debut LP In WaitingThe album was a major breakthrough for the band, and a sleeper hit amongst music fans, scoring praise across US, UK and Irish media – notably from The Guardian who called them “2020’s most exciting indie-rockers”, along with multiple A-list spots on the BBC 6 Music playlist –  a RTÉ Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album Of The Year, and perhaps most remarkably of all a US national television appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Today, the band are sharing the second single from the new record, a track called “Hearts & Minds” that singer/guitarist Pamela Connolly describes as capturing the reoccurrence of teenage insecurities occasioned by the band’s rise to prominence and the imposter syndrome she experienced as a result.

“‘Hearts & Minds’ is about experiencing the feeling of being a teenager again,” explains Connolly. “The insecurities about body image and ability when it comes to being a musician that’s seeing themselves recorded and pictured, as well as commented on. It deals with the idea of imposter syndrome when it comes to an industry that favours the male form and the insecurity of not being able to be effortless with your movements.”



In support of the album the band will play a sold-out run of shows in Ireland, followed by their first ever US tour dates (including SXSW), as well as their biggest ever UK tour dates in May.

Full live routing can be found below, with tickets available here


View all international tour dates here

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 – SXSWMarch 15th – SXSWMarch 16th – SXSWMarch 17th – SXSWMarch 18th – SXSWMarch 19th – SXSW

March 23rd – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation RoomMarch 24th – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan LoungeMarch 25th – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel SFMarch 27th – Seattle, WA @ Clock-out LoungeMarch 29th – Vancouver, BC @ Wise HallMarch 30th – Portland, OR @ Mississippi StudiosApril 1st – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby CourtApril 2nd – Denver, CO @ Hi-DiveApril 4th – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr.April 6th – Saint Paul, MN @ Turf ClubApril 7th – Chicago, IL @ Empty BottleApril 9th – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe TavernApril 11th – Washington, DC @ SongbyrdApril 12th – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’sApril 14th – New York, NY @ The Mercury LoungeApril 15th – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

May 3rd – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social ClubMay 5th – Manchester, UK @ GorillaMay 6th – Glasgow, Scotland @ StereoMay 7th – Newcastle, UK @ ClunyMay 10th – Brighton, UK @ ChalkMay 11th – London, UK @ ScalaMay 12th – Birmingham, UK @ The Castle and FalconMay 13th – Bristol, UK @ Thekla

June 12th  Berlin, Germany @ Tempelhof FestivalJuly 2nd –  Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er FestivalOctober 1st – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar St.October 2nd – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar St.October 7th – Limerick, Ireland @ Dolan’sOctober 8th – Cork, Ireland @ Cyprus AvenueOctober 14th – Belfast, Ireland @ The EmpireOctober 15th – Galway, Ireland @ The Roisin DubhOctober 16th – Galway, Ireland @ The Roisin DubhOctober 20th – Kilkenny, Ireland @ The Set Theatre



Pillow Queens – Leave The Light On album tracklist

1. Be By Your Side2. The Wedding Band3. Hearts & Minds4. House That Sailed Away5. Delivered6. Well Kept Wife7. No Good Woman8. Historian9. My Body Moves10. Try Try Try