Pilod (BE /Alternative rock)
The shared love for alternative guitar music drives us to spread our music since 2013. In the infamous words of the legendary Spice Girls, 3 became 4. Pilod (BE) became recently a quartet.
December 2020, the first vaccinations are dispensed. It is a sign of hope that we may be able to get back to some form of normality. Whatever the new “normal” turns out to be. It was just before the series of lock downs that Pilod welcomed a new member, Anton, into the band. Yes, in the infamous words of the legendary Spice Girls, 3 became 4. Admittedly, we had already experimented with one night stands before in order to explore new horizons. Risky business indeed as the holy trinity has always been considered the key to Pilod’s rather specific sound. Yet we all agreed that the specific sound not only remained intact with the new arrival but it has somehow taken the band into the realms of a more adventurous, colorful soundscape.
Pilod has a strong “live” reputation after playing almost 100 concerts in 5 different countries, with these adventures as highlights: Trix as support to Paradise (2017), Botanique as support to Lost Horizons (2017), Tour in Germany (2016) and Catalonia (2014), Depot as support to The Me In You (2015), Trix - Showcase festival "We are open" (2015) and Muzikodroom as support to MINTZKOV (2013).
Fré Baervoets : vocals and guitar
Timo Jacobs: drums (also member of Rivercrest)
Anton Fannes: guitar and backing vocals (also member of Belated Promise Ring)
In 2013 Pilod launched its first album. The shared love for alternative guitar music drove the band to launch their debut. “Sunny Forecast” (2013), full of creaking and squealing guitar sounds with a melancholic touch was well-received. Three years later Pilod composed a second album, Black Swan. Wandering guitars and hidden melodies, somber urgency, threatening explosiveness or a hypnotic pace, the songs take their time to develop, often having a direct and intense impact when played live.
Pilod is currently working on new material with their new drummer and guitar player which they hope to share in a series of live gigs as soon as conditions allow. Are you curious to know how their sound has evolved in the third episode? Come check them out, Pilod would love to know what you think!
"Belgian band that shows with their latest album that individuality can equate to quality. Pilod flies its own route ..." (De Wereld Morgen 2016)