Pilotlight create intense emotional music verging from fragile and intricate to harsh and overwhelming.


Pilotlight were conceived in 2006 with the premise of creating an escapism through music that the listener could soundtrack their daily lives to.

Pilotlight’s use of perspective, tonality, and dynamic have allowed them to pioneer their own style of despondent alternative rock. Their music deals with love, loss and the beauty & frailty that is human existence.

Sharing in enjoyment of the cathartic process of listening to a sad song (“Love Will Tear Us Apart” – Joy Division, “Switching Off” – Elbow, “Motion Picture Soundtrack” – Radiohead, “Last Goodbye” – Jeff Buckley) and influenced by aspects of George Orwell’s observations of society, Francis Bacon’s use of colour & violent resolve, and, Michel Gondry’s use of neosurrealism to explore the nature of relationships; when four friends found a creative refuge in each other's company, Pilotlight was born.

The Post War Musical, a project introduced by the British government after the Second World War in order to boost morale, brought hope to a landscape devastated by loss.

The Post War Musical was recorded in a converted stables in the quiet secluded surrounds of Noyant La Gravoyere over a 2 week period in 2008.

This is the result.

Pilotlight – The Post War Musical



'Bite Your Nails' (Ireland top 40)
'Music To Cross The Road To'
'Bite Your Nails' (UK #6 in the Fopp Unsigned Charts)
'Headstart' (4 weeks at the top of the chart on downloadmusic.ie in January 2008)