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 our latest release, the PCPQ EP, a short bio, and videos of a live show we recorded for the Hidden Door festival and one we filmed for the Flourish Festival. If you would like to chat you can reach us on this email: PostCoalPromQueen@gmail.com
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, and have garnered international acclaim. They take influences from the likes of Gorillaz, Portishead and Boards of Canada and combine them with their own distinct style to create new and exciting pop soundscapes.
In 2021 the duo were commissioned by the Hidden Door festival to curate a fortnight of content. This led to the UTOPIA PROJECT which featured interviews between PCPQ and Ian Rankin, Amna Saleem, Etienne Kubwabo and Laura Lam, and a live show recorded at the Biscuit Factory in Edinburgh. In late 2021 PCPQ's music will be used in the upcoming film 'Living Proof' - a collaboration between the National Libraries of Scotland and Film Hub Scotland - and in the popular Channel 4 show Made in Chelsea.
In 2022 the band plans to reschedule their Covid-cancelled live shows in London, Paris, Tokyo, Glasgow and Edinburgh and to release their debut album.
“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
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.