Pillow Queens announce next album ‘Name Your Sorrow

The Dubliners have also confirmed dates for a UK tour this summer.

Photo: Martyna Bannister

Following on from the release of 2022’s ‘Leave The Light On’, Ireland’s Pillow Queens are back with news of their next LP. Entitled ‘Name Your Sorrow’, it’s set to be released on 19th April via Royal Mountain Records, and has been introduced via the band’s hot-off-the-press track ‘Gone’.

Described by lead guitarist and vocalist Cathy McGuinness as being “about stages of love, loss and grief and how they can all exist alongside one another – intertwined, messy, beautiful”, ‘Name Your Sorrow’ will see the band big deep into themes of desire, queerness, insecurity and personal growth.

Speaking more about the lead single (which follows November release ‘Suffer’), they have commented: “‘Gone’ is a song that looks into the vapid nature of brief romantic encounters and the hyperbole that can become so monotonous, it makes you jaded. Lines like, ‘I was in your top five things to do’ convey a lack of self-worth that’s tackled throughout the album. It’s a song that showcases a vulnerability that allows for no silver linings–it’s the reality of how someone is feeling in the moment.” Watch its official visualiser below:

What’s more, Pillow Queens have also shared a string of live dates for 2024, which will see them stop off at the following venues:

JUNE 2024
05 Leeds, Wardrobe
06 Bristol, The Fleece
07 London, Brixton Electric
08 Manchester, YES (Pink Room)
10 Newcastle, Cluny
11 Glasgow, Saint Luke’s

JULY 2024
13 Dublin, Iveagh Gardens

The full tracklist for ‘Name Your Sorrow’ is:
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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