Queens Of Noise

Queens Of Noise
Pillow Queens, from left: Cathy McGuinness, Pamela Connolly, Rachel Lyons and Sarah Corcoran Pic: Vanessa Ifediora

They grew up on lo-fi 1990s guitar pop and their track Gay Girls has been nominated for best song in this year’s Choice Music Prize. They’re Pillow Queens, and they’re coming soon to a summer festival near you, writes Nadine O’Regan

Don’t look now, but the 1990s are staging a comeback, both in the fashion stakes and in the musical arena. Even as Rihanna and Taylor Swift rule the pop charts, there’s been an underground resurgence of young, trainer-and-T-shirt-clad bands who favour the Stone Roses over Sean Paul, and Weezer over Wiz Khalifa. The vibe is lo-fi: gleefully homemade and sometimes a little ramshackle, but with a tunefulness at its heart that recalls the likes of rickety but heartfelt 1990s guitar bands, including Belly, Sleeper and Hole.

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