My Pilot’s new mini-album “Welcome to Ireland” is officially out 8th August and is launched with a gig at the Bello Bar, Dublin 8 on that same date, but it can be previewed on their bandcamp page from this Friday the 31st of July. It’s described as
“a collection of songs which cast an askance look at the vagaries of life on this odd little isle. Themes touched upon include the countryside, Dublin, Belfast, booze, the recession, the weather – all that kind of stuff. It’s a sort of critique, but not in a shouty, ‘Rage Against The Machine’ kind of way. An oblique critique, if you will. Along the way, there are various little nods and winks to other pieces of Irish music, in the course of which any number of copyrights may or may not have been infringed. “
The mini-album is released on the band’s own Less Deceived label (the 7th release on that label) and is a mix of pop hooks, spaced-out folk-y type stuff, trademark My Pilot lo-fi production techniques and the odd outbreak of NOISE.