Monday, September 11, 2006

Better Late Than Never...

Strawberry Fair, June 2006
(Topless tramp just out of view.)
Photo By Richard Thorne

Monday, May 15, 2006

What we're up to these days...

Well well well. The photo of Mikey, or the boy that looks like 'Seth from the OC' as somebody on here pointed out was taken by Mark Moughton at The Junction Gig a little while back. We all celebrated R*E*P*E*A*T Records' 10th Birthday in style (our first ever backstage dressing room with a crate of beer in a fridge!) so thankyou to all of you who attended. My favourite moment was when Mikey introduced one of the new songs; "this song's called Stuck In A Box" to which somebody shouted out "Top Of Tha Pops?" You beauty.

We played The Man On The Moon again a couple of Mondays back to a packed out room of bodies, the sweatiest gig we've done by a long way so cheers to all of you who came to that aswell.

Next gig is Strawberry Fair on Saturday June 3rd on The East Stage at high noon. So get ready for a whole lotta cowboy-gunslinging-action. I'm going to find a way of putting up a zip-file of stuff we've recorded over the last few months (or at least the stuff that gets to see the light of day anyway.) If you're into more up to date news it's probably a good idea to keep checking www.myspace.com/pilotsofthesixth

Hope to see you all soon. Joseph Pilot x

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

A little treat

Here lies a little treat for those of you that still visit this site and haven't abandoned it from your hearts for the MySpace. It's a song we recorded a couple of months back called "Hip Bones/Sharp Knives." I think some people may have it but for those who haven't you can download it from...
http://www.content-type.com/-361788683/Hip+Bones%2C+Sharp+Knives.wma.htm
Next gig is at The Junction on 25th April. Send good vibes to Mikey via telepathy because he is in hospital for a couple of days with some harsh Glandula (sp?) fever. Have it boyo.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Not forgotten....

Well well well. Various folks have been saying this website has been neglected and forgotten about...but no. This is what has been happening recently and what is to come...

"Arbury Demonstrations", our debut EP was launched on Monday 20th February and to celebrate we played our hearts out at the Man On The Moon. Word on the street is there was an illegal amount of people there, so thankyou to everyone who came down and we hope you had a good time. Also, sorry to Heather for the pint of beer in the face, the people who gained bashed shins, sprained wrists and other mishaps from the very enthusiastic dancing of some people. The songs can be listened to at www.myspace.com/pilotsofthesixth and downloaded for free at http://www.repeatfanzine.co.uk/2004bigbadger.htm So get yourselves over there.

Secondly, we recorded another 3 tracks at The Hale Home Studios a few weeks back and these shall no doubt surface in the near future. Thankyou to those involved with the recording process, the making of lots of tea and bacon sandwiches and for putting up with all the bad language and rather hung-over boys. We have also had the offer to do some more recording soon from that top fella Mr Skellington Stef.

Finally, gigs in the near future include us opening the 10th Birthday celebrations at the Repeat Records night at the Junction on 25th of April, a good old knees-up at the first "Death On The Stairs" indie night organised by Johnny Boy (check out www.myspace.com/johnnyboydavies ) He wants to get a regular indie night on the go with bands and Djs and lots of Tabitha-esque dancing. On the downlow we are also pencilled in to play the main-stage at Strawberry Fair in June. Details of the last 2 will be posted a.s.a.p.

Over and out.
The Pilots x

Friday, January 20, 2006

A Little Update

Well well well. So, I've finally given in to this modern myspace technology hype and set one up for us, check it out at www.myspace.com/pilotsofthesixth I'll be putting songs up and making it look better overall in the near future.
In other news we are playing at that old beauty the Man On The Moon on February 20th. The night will be our first ever CD launch night where we will be selling copies of the demo ("Arbury Demonstrations?"). It includes all your favourites so show us your face and rummage £2 together to get your hands on one. Hope to see you all there, big things can be just spyed faintly on the horizon for your boys.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Years Day

Hope everybody had good New Years frolics and frivs. I found out early this morning a little scuffle went down in Arbury with two of the Pilots and some "30 year old rudeboys," details are hazy but from what I've heard they're both dandy and maybe/maybe not deserved what they got ( a car boys? what were you thinking?)
In hushed tones: Also we are playing at the N.I.A.B social club on Howes Place (off Huntingdon Road) on Friday 6th for a friends birthday. Send me an email if you fancy coming along.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

R*E*P*E*A*T 10th Birthday Party

I know it's a long way off but details have just been put out about this gig which we are rather excited about:

R*E*P*E*A*T - Fighting the Power Since 1994
10th Birthday Party
Tuesday April 25th, £5
at
Cambridge Junction(01223 511511)
with
The Visions
“Music for hopeless daydreamers, profound thinkers and fans of glorious, impeccably thought-out indie alike” - Rocksound“expansive, lush, cinematic and beautiful” - R*E*P*E*A*Twww.thevisions.co.uk
Miss Black America
"Provocative, inspired and downright essential - hear this band if it's the last thing you do" - Rocksound
"black-shirted revolutionaries ... firmly on the road to punk rock idolatry" OK Magazine
www.missblackamerica.net
The Saffs (tbc)
(Sleazy Pop Punk Glamsters whose single 'Supercharger' launched R*E*P*E*A*T Records, playing together for the first time since 2001, listen to them here)
Pilots of the Sixth
"a dirty mix of the best bits of QOTSA and The White Stripes... they really get under your skin, ones to watch" R*E*P*E*A*Twww.pilotsofthesixth.blogspot.com
One to put in the new 2006 diary. When more details follow I shall post them. Hope everyone had a dandy Chrismas and here's to the New Year.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Sunday 18th December

We are playing what will probably be our last gig of 2005 at Man On The Moon on Sunday 18th December. We are playing with The Males and The Folly. Hope to see you all there for a festive shenanigans and mischeif. Or else. Also there is our first ever interview in the new issue of R*E*P*E*A*T Fanzine so get your hands on a copy at local gigs or check http://repeatfanzine.co.uk for more details.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

December 4th

So so so, winter seems to be upon us and it has been said that The Pilots will be playing at the Man On The Moon (Norfolk St, off East Road) on December 4th. Hopefully we can get a practice going before a certain member goes of to Naples and Belgium on a beer and baccy run again. The gig has been arranged by various people and we have done nothing but go along with the idea. It should be good as it promises to be a night of similar direction bands such as The Metaphors, Hidden and Asendia, rather than us squeezed between boys with guitars who are angry at everything and make noise, thats noise kids. So yes. Tickets are £3 on the door. Thankyou for your time and we hope to see you there.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Thursday Night

Just a quick little note to say that we are playing an acoustic gig at The County Arms (top of Castle Hill) on Thursday 17th and it'll cost you no pounds at all. Bargain. Due to entertainment licences only two people are aloud on stage at a time so it promises to be like the old days with a couple of guitars and a good pair of lungs. Hope to see you there.
Edit: The gig has been "postponed for a couple of weeks" due to a lack of organisation on a certain person's behalf. Ill post details when I know them.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Back From The Recording Studio

We all just got out of The NQ recording studio in Arbury, Cambridge. During Friday night and Saturday we recorded our first ever, as yet untitled three track demo of which the tracklisting is: 1. No One Cares 2. Piccadilly 3. Keep On Talking. The picture above isn't actually of it, I just liked it. We needed to get the CD copied and pressed and artwork and other stuff done but it will available for sale in the very near future for a small price. Have fun tonight whatever you do and don't do anything stupid with fireworks.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The Portland Arms Gig (24th October)

Thankyou to everybody who came down on Monday. As somebody commented "those who went to the Subways you missed out." Despite that other gig going on across town everyone packed in and made us all very sweaty with your lovely dancing; from those absolutely giving it some (you know who you are) to those cool cats that just gave it the leg tap. For those who would like to know the setlist ran: Chinaman, Picadilly, Train Song, No One Cares, Far Too Much, Hip Bones/Sharp Knives, It's Not Me and Untitled. It felt for us like the best we've done so far and from what I'm hearing people seem to agree. Thankyou to Jonny for the photo. We are recording 3 tracks if everything is sorted out sometime next week which should be hard work but it'll be nice to hand out a little baby with us on it sometime soon. Any suggestions for which tracks we should record? Keep your comments coming because they're lovely to read.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Last Time At The Portland

I just found a set of photos from the last time we played at The Portland Arms; if you click on the photo it will open in a new window. A big thankyou goes to Heather for taking the little black & white beauties. If I can upload more I will do. So, after a little saga I think everything is reasonably back on track and we are getting ready for the next gig (October 24th.) Oh! We got a mention in Explorer magazine this month (edit: and NME this week.) It only says "Pilots Of The Sixth play at The Portland on the 24th" but we were very excited and probably had the same kind of pride if we had a child and he/she had just learnt to ride a bike. Probably.
We'll be seeing you on the 24th or if not have a good night at The Subways, you bastards.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Pilots Of The Sixth Forum

So, I hopefully have created a forum over at http://bpilotsofthesixth.runboard.com Click on the link in the bar on the right and you should be directed to it. If you create an account then you should be able to talk to others. Tell your friends as the more the merrier. I'll update this post if I find out anything else about how it works e.t.c.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Oh Yeah!

Time for a little update as I haven't done one for a while. Jordan plays this Saturday at The Portland Arms (see post below for details.) Our gig on Monday 24th October seems to coincide/clash (whichever you prefer) with The Subways. For 15 songs about the same girl, pavements, lots of "Yeah!"s and "you are so cool/you are so rock n roll" rhyme schemes for the price of £11 on the door, you know where you can go.