Track Of The Day – Pillow Queens – Rats


Calm Girls is the debut Ep from Dublin’s queer, all girl, indie rock group, Pillow Queens . The EP was self-released last year but now gets the 7″ treatment via Specialist Subject.

Today’s track of the day EP opener ‘Rats’ demonstrates the band’s ability to fashion melodic fuzzed up indie pop and proves that the DIY ethos is no barrier to creating great music.  The title ‘Calm Girls’ is an ironic nod to the collectives somewhat anxious nature indeed they caution that the EP covers themes such as despair, distrust and crisis of self.  So it’s not Steps then.  The EP closes with ‘Wonderboys’ which the band describe as “an attempt to put into musical form the feeling you get when your eyes roll back into your head when faced with toxic masculinity”. 

Tour Dates

Thu 20th July – JT Soar, Nottingham

Fri 21st July – Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield,

Sat 22nd July – The Cavern, Exeter

Sun 23rd July – The Finsbury, London

Thu 27th July – Riverside One Studio, Rochester

Fri 28th July – Hydra Bookshop, Bristol

Sat 29th July – Indietracks Festival

PRE-ORDER LINK: http://shop.specialistsubjectr illow-queens-calm-girls-7

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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