With song titles like ‘Handsome Wife’ and ‘Gay Girls’, it’s safe to say Dublin four piece Pillow Queens are not the typical guitar band coming out of Dublin at the moment. Their debut album, In Waiting, is already out.
Offering early ’90s Seattle vibes and anthemic singalongs, the four-piece also present something a little bit different to the likes of all-male outfits such as Murder Capital, Fontaines DC, and Girl Band.
And they themselves feel part of a different kind of scene anyway. “Anytime there’s a reference to Dublin guitar rock, we’re like, ‘hold on, why are they not mentioning the lesbian guitar scene that’s about to blossom in Dublin,’” ponders guitarist and vocalist Sarah Corcoran.