Pillow Queens return today with brand-new single ‘Holy Show’, the follow-up to June’s emphatic, emotionally wrought ‘Handsome Wife’.
In a physically, and morally, divided world ‘Handsome Wife’ studied the importance of life’s often underappreciated, fleeting moments and was met with universal praise, spending weeks on the BBC 6 Music Playlist, Radio X playlist, NME Radio playlist, as well as pulling in airplay on BBC Radio 1 from Huw Stephens. ‘Holy Show’ sees the band turn their 90’s grunge-inspired sounds into something of a more widescreen experience. Again they focus in on the details and, through Kate Dolan’s latest video with the band, bring their experiences into vivid reality.
The band explains: “’Holy Show’ is a song that relays the feeling of regret and insecurity about past words spoken and actions taken, even when they’re ultimately meaningless. The song tries to articulate the heavy burden of being the only person who is concerned about the minute details of how you present yourself to the world.”
Video director Kate Dolan continues: “Myself and the girls are all queer so when they asked me to direct something for ‘Holy Show’ we all felt it was time that we made a video that had some positive queer representation. There are often depictions of queer women in the media that really upset me. We are often observed through a male gaze by male directors. They are often hyper sexualised. We wanted to create something that really captured the joyful intimacy between queer women through a female gaze.”
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Photo credit: Faolán Carey