Moonpilot

Moonpilot

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Moonpilot are an indy pop band whose first record, Control, was a great success in the Netherlands, receiving positive reviews in Oor, 3voor12, Nobullshitmusicreviews and other publications.

Biography

Moonpilot settled on a promising brand of melodic indie pop music and released their first self-titled EP in 2008. It got picked up immediately on local radio and the months after chances were given to play on several venues in the region of Zuid Holland and their hometown The Hague.

At the beginning of 2009 Moonpilot opted to record and produce their first full length album. The following months were all focused on their debut album. Their self-produced debut album entitled “Control” arrived in January 2010.

In February 2010 they completely sold out their first album release show in their hometown venue Paard van Troje.

Their record was positively reviewed by well known Dutch music magazines as OOR, LiveXS and MusicFromNL (even by German and Australian music magazines). Curiosity from all over the Netherlands soon became more of a reality.

In July 2010 they were given the “Serious Talent” status by national radio station 3FM after which they got picked up on national radio with their song called “Caroline”.

During the summer they got the chance to play one of the biggest festivals of the Netherlands “Zwarte Cross festival” were they proved to be an exciting and serious talent live on stage.

In September 2010 Moonpilot got selected for the traveling festival “Popronde” (2 month and 23 different city’s festival). They managed to get booked 20 out of 23 shows which made them the most booked Popronde band ever. In total over 70 shows were played in 2010 in the Netherlands only.

October 2010 their debutalbum was nominated for best album of The Hague of the year 2010 . On 23th of october they were actually rewarded the 1th price category : Best Album 2010 of The Hague.

2011 is all about recording a second album. Moonpilot decided not to put the money in renting a recording studio but actually use it to build their own. An intensive but rewarding job. To give the fans a little insight in what Moonpilot is doing, the band is keeping track of the building process and eventually the recording process on their website.

New songs are due to come out in the beginning of 2012.

Discography

EP:
Moonpilot 2008

Album:
Control 2010

Single:
Caroline 2010