Pilot Touhill, Keeping Secrets

About the Artist: Pilot Touhill is an artist that hails from the LA area. Reading from their bio: Fusing elements of alternative, rock, reggae and electronic, Pilot Touhill creates catchy songs with soulful melodies that are completely honest and unedited like any private journal entry. Their latest 4 song EP entitled “Keeping Secrets” was Produced by renowned Producer Lewis Richards (Dirty Heads, Sublime) and was recorded at 17th Street Studios.

Review: “Keeping Secrets” is their second official release and it has much to commend it. Admittedly, there is a whole lot of variety to these arrangements and performances. First: The impressive Toihill brings to the table some amazing songwriting skills and some solid session players. Second: Vocalist Touhill’s voice hit the mark remarkably well. Third: their sound and amazing songwriting touch and is full of depth. In fact one could classify Pilot Touhill as a four genera artist: Reggae, Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter and even Pop. All songs are a skillful combination of all the aforementioned genera’s. Music will remind you of Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Social Distortion and even Everlast. Pilot Touhill has the songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous. There’s also a unique quality to this catalogue that breaks the mold when compared to the overly predictable, forgetful rock that’s been filling the airwaves lately. What am I trying to say — well let me start by saying there is nothing predictable and forgetful about Pilot Touhill. Not every square inch is filled with musical ambience delivered under duress — but musical space this allows the music to breathe on its own with passion that cannot be faked. Equally as impressive is how marketable this artist is as they have effectively found the voice for all frustrated Pop-Rock fans out there. It covers so much ground and despite this it manages to not spread itself to thin across to many lines — nice touch. This is harder to do than it sounds and can only be a by product of being ones self musically.

Conclusion: “I’ve always said if you can play it a party, then it’s marketable. The music is extremely marketable – with amazing songs and music that just makes you feel good and positive about the future.


by Heather Savage edited by Rory Richardson

[Rating: 4/5]

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