Gay Girls by Pillow Queens was amongst the nominees announced for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2018.
The shortlist, which also included Saint Sister’s Causing Trouble and Hozier’s Nina Cried Power was announced yesterday by Tracy Clifford.
Taking to Twitter to comment on the news the band said:
“We can’t really believe we’re posting this but we’ve just been nominated for RTE2fm’s Choice Prize song of the year!!! Can you believe it cos we cannot. Voting open now over on the RTE2fm website! Thanks for all the Gay Girls love.”
You can vote here for your favourite song before midnight on Sunday, March 3. Only votes cast in the Republic of Ireland will be counted. The winner will be announced on March 7 at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, held in Vicar Street in Dublin and broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a special four-hour extended show from 7-11pm.
The single was recorded at Attica Studios in Co. Donegal by Mercury Prize-nominated and Choice Music Prize-winning producer Tommy McLaughlin, and touches on feelings of intoxicating lust coupled with relentless repression.
Fans are buzzing about the new video, including comedians The Rubberbandits, who wrote on Twitter, “One of the best Irish songs and videos all year. Fucking brilliant work.”
The video for ‘Gay Girls’, which was directed by Kate Dolan, sees a young girl about to make her Holy Communion, but she cycles away from her arguing parents and joins her other friends dolled up in their communion dresses to go on adventures for the day.
Speaking about the new single from the Dublin indie quartet, Dolan said, “The song is such a belter, when the band came and asked me to do a video for it I was delighted. The girls had an idea about four girls running away on their communion day. I thought it was a great fit for the song, so I wrote up a treatment around the idea. I wanted to capture the pure joy of being a kid, and those days you remember as being totally perfect.”
Villagers and Wyvern Lingo also received nominations for Irish album of the year, the winner for this category is decided by a panel of judges.
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