Post Coal Prom Queen
Post Coal Prom Queen (PCPQ) are Lily Higham and Gordon Johnstone - a duo of musicians, composers, and producers in Scotland.
Our new album - Music for First Contact - is out now.
"as prescient and visionary as their avant-garde capabilities"
The Skinny - ★★★★
"a deep and intensely satisfying listen"
"an absorbing listen...epic"
The Scotsman - ★★★★
"heights of perfection...cinematic, delicate beauty"
Clash - 8/10
2023 Tour Dates
04 May - Glasgow, The Old Hairdressers
11 May - Tallinn Music Week, Sveta
15 June - Flourish Festival, Fredericton (Canada)
19 June - Montreal, Quais des Brumes (with Pallmer)
20 June - Toronto, Tibet Street Records (with Pallmer)
22 June - New York, Sleepwalk (with GADADU)
18 August - Glasgow, Acid Cabaret, SWG3
23 September - Edinburgh, Gallus Adventures
08 November - Edinburgh, The Voodo Rooms (with KLEO and Texture)
We are PCPQ
Post Coal Prom Queen are Lily Higham and Gordon Johnstone. PCPQ have developed a unique sound by blending organic textures, retrofuturistic synths, and mechanical beats with ambitious avant garde and pop sensibilities - fused together with Lily's distinct vocals. They have been heard on BBC Radio 1, 6Music, and BBC Radio Scotland, on TV's Made In Chelsea and in the National Library of Scotland film 'Living Proof', charted on Amazing Radio, and garnered international acclaim. Their three critically acclaimed releases - debut PCPQ EP, concept rap album Music for Hypercapitalists, and operatic new LP Music for First Contact - as well as a slew of highly successful live shows, have cemented PCPQ as one of Scotland's most ambitious and promising acts.
Cosmo Canyon is a collaboration with the Canadian string duo Pallmer. It was commissioned by the Flourish Festival as part of their Collaboration series. We'll be performing with Pallmer at our shows at the Flourish Festival, Montreal, and Toronto in June 2023. It was recorded at the same time as our album 'Music for First Contact' and can be considered an extension of that universe.
Released 09 June 2023
Wheeling Through The Void
Wheeling Through The Void is the second single taken from our upcoming album Music For First Contact. Click here to find it on your favourite streaming monolith.
Released 31 October 2022.
Music for First Contact (LP) - April 2023
Wheeling Through The Void (single) - February 2023
Free Radio Phobos (single) - October 2022
Cartoons and Rocket Fumes (single) - May 2022
Supai No Kodomo ft. Macaroom (single) - November 2021
Music for Hypercapitalists (LP) - August 2021
PCPQ EP (EP) - April 2021
Zou ft. Macaroom (single) - September 2020
Body of Water ft. Macaroom (single) - May 2020
You Wouldn't Download A Car (single) - May 2020
The Last Question
Interviews from the cutting edge of science
The Last Question is a science and technology podcast from DataFest, Scotland’s premier festival of innovation run by The Data Lab - Scotland’s innovation centre for data and artificial intelligence, hosted by the University of Edinburgh. Join our hosts Gordon Johnstone and Lily Higham as they talk to people at the cutting edge of technology and innovation - from quantum computing to nanotechnology, sci-fi authors to ethicists, from the James Webb Telescope to the search for extra-terrestrial life.