ALBUM REVIEW: Pillow Queens – Leave The Light On | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Royal Mountain Records

Released: 01.04.22







Pillow Queens’ debut In Waiting is one of those records which is so good that it made me a little nervous for its follow-up. How do they follow that?! Well, somewhat wisely, they’ve not tried to remake it. And while that means a little less straight-up shredding this time out, Leave The Light On represents a step forward musically.

It’s beautifully put together, from the slow, slinky groove ride of House That Sailed Away, to the foreboding chords of Delivered, it’s clear this is the sound of a band growing. Crucially though, the deft turn of phrase which characterised In Waiting remains as sharp as before. A wonderful second album from a band with a lot left in the tank.


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