Cruising from town to town in a Wicked caravan and playing to crowds along the East coast has been the life of local band Pilots for the past few weeks, who are just about to wrap their national tour.
Having just played live at The Beachy on Friday night in Byron, the trio’s surf indie rock is what you want to be listening to after a day spent at the beach.
Two of band, Harry and Byron are born and bred in the area but Kit (guitarist and vocals) was originally from New Zealand. Making the jump across the Tasman, he moved to Byron to focus on his music.
He describes the band’s music a pretty broad, mixing together indie, rock and soul.
“We sing about everyday life – love, partying… all of that kind of stuff.”
Having just released their debut EP (with the assistance of acclaimed US producer Nick Didia – Pearl Jam, Powderfinger, Rage Against The Machine) and coming off the back of a successful tour, they are planning on recording a new EP and going on tour over Summer.
With how many venues they would have walked into over the past few weeks, the question had to be asked what’s your favourite. Unsurprisingly whilst he said the band loved playing to a crowd of 2,000 as the support act at a gig in Adelaide, his favourite place to watch a band would still be The Northern in Byron.
“You just can’t go past it.”
As our Stone & Wood Sessions featured artist, this is off their EP – Don’t Know Why
Download their EP – HERE