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Pilotcan

PilotcanData provided by DiscogsFormed in by friends Joe Herbert and Keiron Mellotte after a lot of drunken talk, only to have their bluff called by Boss Hog's Jon Spencer, who offered them a gig supporting his band in The Venue, Edinburgh. Problem was this gig was 6 weeks away and they didn't have any songs. Worse, Keiron had never played the guitar before... They recruited friend Stuart Nicol from The Zephyrs to play drums. (Interestingly he'd never played the drums before) and a bass player called Kev and play the show they did. It was awful.

Never the less the two friends were bitten by the bug and Pilotcan was born. Tours with Brainiac, Rocket From The Crypt followed and Pilotcan were joined by dance drummer Stephen Murgatroyd. A 7" single was released by Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite on his Rock Action Records. It was called "Rusty Barker Learns To Fly" and it sold out in 6 days. "sounds like Stereolab's estranged cousin giving it tongues with The Jesus And Marychain. Feels like a Class venture on all fronts" NME

A second Rock Action single "Five Minutes on a Tuesday Night" similarly garnished rave reviews before Pilotcan decided after being a band for 6 months that things weren't happening fast enough. So in 6 days they recorded the 14 track debut "Socially Inept Disco" with legendary producer Jamie Watson (The Vaselines, Long Finn Killie). It came out on Keiron's own EVOL Records and went on to sell 12,000 and Picked up favourable reviews in Japan, USA, Germany and Spain.
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