Pillow Queens – “Hearts & Minds”: DJ Pick of the Week

Pillow Queens

“Hearts & Minds” by Pillow Queens is Stephanie’s DJ Pick of the Week! Pillow Queens are an indie rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Their lineup consists of vocalists Sarah Corcoran and Pamela Connolly, lead guitarist Cathy McGuiness, and drummer Rachel Lyons. In addition to vocals, Sarah and Pamela contribute either rhythm guitar or bass depending on who the lead vocalist is in each song. The band’s discography includes two studio albums, two EPs, and nearly a dozen singles.

In “Hearts & Minds”, Pillow Queens pour every ounce of emotion into the mix. From the distorted guitars to the heavy drum beats, nothing is spared in terms of performance intensity. Every piece of the instrumental feels intentionally aggressive, even the subdued bass line. Meanwhile, the vocals are raw and upfront, especially with harmonies added in. The band is known for their personal lyrics, detailing their individual struggles to balance their upbringing with their identities.

Pillow Queens released “Hearts & Minds” in February of 2022 to preview their latest album, Leave the Light On. The album has since released, and is available on streaming services, or to purchase on CD or vinyl here. In addition, Pillow Queens are currently on tour in North America: tickets are available here. Otherwise, be sure to keep up to date with Pillow Queens through their social media, as well as their website. Also, feel free to check out the official music video for “Hearts & Minds” below!

Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “Hearts & Minds” by Pillow Queens as Stephanie’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPicks and share your take on the track.


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