Hey kid, you got about seventy seconds to kill?
Up until about 4pm Wednesday, I wasn’t even aware that Adelaide’s Life Pilot were still a band. Thankfully, these South Australian noisemakers haven’t faded off into the obscure ether of modern life and have hit back recently with their brand new single, ‘One‘.
Lifted from the band’s forthcoming EP, ‘Too Hot For Killing‘, which will drop on the unluckiest day of the year – Friday, October 13th – ‘One‘ packs a ridiculous amount of riffs and sheer blistering energy into just seventy seconds. So yes, a very fitting song name considering its all done and dusted just after a minute’s time.
Taking an approach to hardcore and earlier metalcore in the vein of their fellow Aussies like Junkhead, early Statues, and DriveTime Commute, as well as international kings The Dillinger Escape Plan and Norma Jean, Life Pilot’s jagged sound is indeed akin to those other bands. But these SA locals cut out any and all sense of filler and keep things much shorter but just as musically unflinching. As for how this… one (kill me, please) compares to their past material, the band have really beefed up and streamlined their sound since ‘High Noon‘ and Compass‘, that’s for sure.
This new track’s music video was directed by Alexander Robertson and was all edited together by the band’s own maniac drummer, Eli Green. The clip itself sees crazed vocalist Angus Long and his waving dreadlocks hang upside down as the camera follows him spinning around; all while his four band mates throw themselves around the room and essentially beat up their respective instruments in the process. All up, that’s a pretty fitting recreation of what a Life Pilot live show is like, upside down band member or not.
Experience Life Pilot’s own chaotic brand of hardcore below.
Check out Life Pilot’s past material right here.