‘Why, this sounds like it was recorded in someone’s bedroom,’ you may find yourself thinking after listening to ‘Man Vs Machine’, the first track off My Pilot’s debut ep, Spiders.

You would be right. The five track ep was all done in singer Neill Dougan’s bedroom, joining the ranks of Brian Wilson (the most famous bedroom producer) and numerous chillwave artists who prefer their computer to the studio. Spiders has a charm that is lacking in so many albums these days. It may not sound perfect, but it sounds human. Neill then branched out (to his front room) drafting in his brother Ross on guitar duty, Richie Averill on bass, and Brian McElroy on drums and keyboard.

The ep is a laid-back affair, with each track a relaxing walk in the park. Opener ‘Man Vs Machine’ is built around a riff not far-removed from Elbow’s ‘Grounds For Divorce’ and sounds so familiar you think you know where the track is leading you: you don’t. After that, things stay nice and steady and before you know it, you will want to repeat it all over again.

You can listen to the ep below, but the CD comes in specially-customised, individually numbered packaging. Orders can be placed by emailing contactmypilot@gmail.com.

You won’t have to wait long for more from the band either. My Pilot’s full-length debut album, For Winter, will be released in 2011.

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