Norway - Full Moon 64 - 12/30/01
Debut single (?) from this Kongsvinger (things happen there; Chickpeas, Aurora Records) combo.
Pilate is a quartet (was a trio when this 7" was released?): Gaute Tønder (vox, bass), Kjetil
Foseid (guitar backing vox), Even Finsrud (drums, backing vocals - also in
HomeGroan), and newcomer Knut Frøysnes (various instruments?).
They claim to be inspired by the 'shoegazer' bands of the 90s (Swervedriver), plus a lot of others
(from Beatles, to the Smiths, to Stone Roses, to Radiohead - see their
"Adored" is a 'lazy' song with slow-mo guitars and some whipping rhythms. Swervedriver and
Stone Roses, yes. The b-side is a remix of "Adored", and is even more into Stone Roses territory.
But withuot being any rip-off.
An interesting, promising debut (?). An album is due to come in 2002. Let's wait for it.
Copyright © 2001 Håvard Oppøyen