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In Waiting

by Pillow Queens

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" vinyl version of our debut album 'In Waiting'. Comes with digital download code. Pressed on black 180gsm vinyl and presented in full colour gatefold sleeve. Run of 1500 via Pillow Queens Records & Stargazer Records, Germany,

    Includes unlimited streaming of In Waiting via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Holy Show 03:42
HowDoILook 05:13
Liffey 05:04
A Dog's Life 03:10
Gay Girls 04:25
Harvey 04:50
Brothers 03:52
Donaghmede 05:39


This is for the VINYL ALBUM PRE-ORDER ONLY. The digital album will be released on September 25th 2020.

“Resonant and rapturous, the band finds a way to channel their thoughts on the world around them through precision indie rock songwriting that builds into swelling, cathartic choruses” - KEXP

Waiting. Waiting for futures to be carved out, for missions to be complete, for communities to be solidified, for the security denied to a generation to return. Waiting for the empathic revolution. Waiting for the end of capitalism, and the start of something real and fair. Waiting for spin to die and authenticity to be valued. Waiting for lost loves to return and fumbled relationships to form, for small cracks in families to heal and bigger cracks in inequitable systems to break.

You’re in waiting a long time. And then you just have to do it yourself.

About In Waiting:

In Waiting is Pillow Queens’ debut album, the result of four years of brotherly love in a sisterly unit from Ireland’s most urgent, yearning, rock band. Crafted from our lives, and honed in a studio in rural Donegal in the northwest of Ireland, this is a record by queens in waiting and kings in the making.

It’s an album about love; self-love, queer love, the anxiety-inducing faultlines of romantic love, and the love for a city and a country that simultaneously has your back and is on your back.

It’s an album about the in-between; the transitionary period of an adulthood that never seems to arrive, while you wait for that lightbulb moment when everything makes sense, even though part of you knows deep down it will never come.

It’s an album about the purgatorial aspect of late-stage capitalism, where the systems conspire to burden and punish; job insecurity, housing crises, income inequality, and social inequity.

It’s an album about family; chosen, given, received and earned.

It’s an album about spirituality; from the engrained confines of religion, to the expanding borders of spirituality, and the iconography and ritual that populates the emotional interior of anyone who grows up in Ireland.

It’s about resilience of the politics of the self and belief in the power of art. The wounded deers leap highest.


released September 25, 2020

All songs written and performed by Pillow Queens.

Produced by Tommy McLaughlin in Attica Audio Recording Studios, Donegal.

Mastered by Katie Tavini katietavini.co.uk

Album photography by Faolán Carey.

Album design by Craig Potterton.

Management: James Byrne, Any Other City


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Pillow Queens Dublin, Ireland

Pillow Queens are a 4-piece from Dublin, Ireland. Their debut album 'In Waiting' was released in September 2020. Their new album ‘Leave the Light On’ was released April 1st 2022 on Royal Mountain Records.


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