Post Coal Prom Queen
We hope you are having a nice day. We are Lily and Gordon - we create music as Post Coal Prom Queen. Below you will find some live videos from our shows in 2021 and a bio that we update periodically. If you would like to chat you can reach us on this email: PostCoalPromQueen@gmail.com
Live - Hidden Door (Granton Gasworks, Edinburgh): 18th September 2021
Live - Flourish Festival: 10th June 2021
Live - Hidden Door Utopia Project: 19th April 2021
Post Coal Prom Queen (FKA L-space) are Lily Higham and Gordon Johnstone. Lily and Gordon have developed a unique sound for PCPQ by blending organic textures, retrofuturistic synths, and mechanical beats with ambitious pop sensibilities - fused together with Lily's distinct vocals. Their songs have been heard on BBC Radio 1, 6Music, and BBC Radio Scotland, charted on Amazing Radio, been featured on the major 'Hot New Bands' Spotify playlist, have featured in Made in Chelsea and the National Libraries of Scotland film 'Living Proof', and have garnered international acclaim. The duo take influences from the likes of Gorillaz, M83, Portishead and Boards of Canada and combine them with their own distinct style to create new and exciting pop soundscapes.
PCPQ released their debut EP in April 2021 to critical acclaim. This EP led to two commissions - by Hidden Door (Scotland) and Flourish (Canada) to record special live sets and undertake wider projects. The Hidden Door Utopia Project can be view below and features interviews with Ian Rankin, Etienne Kubwabo, Amna Saleem and Laura Lam.
August 2021 saw the band release their first rap record - a collaboration with Scotland's top MCs called 'Music for Hypercapitalists'. The lead single, Dragon's Jaw featuring Conscious Route, was BBC Introducing Scotland's single of the week upon its release and was later featured on 6Music.
In September the band continued their partnership with Hidden Door to curate and organise a spectacular main stage show featuring bespoke visuals and lights and special appearances from additional musicians, rappers and a brass band. The success of this show and incredibly positive reaction has led to their partnership with Hidden Door continuing into 2022 for a unique, immersive performance and brand new LP which is currently in the works.
Currently, PCPQ are working on new music and further collaborations, including collaborations with Fifi Rong and Macaroom and a partnership with the Canadian Flourish Festival. In 2022 the band plans to reschedule their Covid-cancelled live shows in London, Paris, Tokyo, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
“throbbing, frantic (in a good way) and utterly infectious...frankly, they've never sounded better” – The Skinny
“They crystallize a vivid miniature world as delicate as a snowglobe” - SNACK
“It practically scorches into being on the back of dark industrial synths like a bomber raid, pulls back the curtain on some thrumming melodicism, and entrusts Lily to siren-song you towards a distant light” - Backseat Mafia
"Unrelenting, impressive stuff" - God Is In The TV
This is the full Hidden Door live show that we curated. It features us, the Japanese alt-pop band Macaroom, a harp performance from Mio Shudo, and excerpts from interviews we held with Ian Rankin, Etienne Kubwabo, Amna Saleem and Laura Lam. With the exception of the Macaroom set, we edited the footage for the entire show.
Below are some of the remixes and collaborations we have worked on. There are lots more to come!