PILOTLIGHT were conceived in 2006 with the premise of creating an escapism through music that the listener could soundtrack their daily lives to. PILOTLIGHT’s use of perspective, tonality, and dynamic have allowed them to pioneer their own style of despondent alternative rock. Their music deals with love, loss and the beauty & frailty that is human existence.
The ‘The Post War Musical’ album was recorded in Black Box studios, a converted stables in the Northern Loire Valley in France, which has played home to albums by Shellac & The Last Shadow Puppets amongst many others, produced, recorded & mixed by David Odlum (Mercury Music Award nominated Gemma Hayes, The Frames, The Redneck Manifesto).
Sharing in enjoyment of the cathartic process of listening to a sad song (“Love Will Tear Us Apart” – Joy Division, “Switching Off” – Elbow, “Motion Picture Soundtrack” – Radiohead, “Last Goodbye” – Jeff Buckley) and influenced by aspects of George Orwell’s observations of society, Francis Bacon’s use of colour & violent resolve, and, Michel Gondry’s use of neo-surrealism to explore the nature of relationships; when four friends found a creative refuge in each other’s company, PILOTLIGHT was born.
The debut album ‘The Post War Musical’ was released on the 1st November 2010 and is out now on Glasstone Records.