Glasgow, UK post punk band Conscious Pilot have released their new single “Modern Religion“. alongside a music video.
Emerging with phoenix-like resilience from the ashes of the band Cheap Teeth, the newly formed Conscious Pilot takes the stage.
Crafted by Joe Laycock and Jack Sharp, both former Cheap Teeth members, the dynamic duo has joined forces with musicians from Catholic Action and Pressure Retreat, birthing a post-punk revival supergroup. Rooted in Laycock and Sharp’s shared passion for immersive, beat-driven soundscapes, this newly forged ensemble pledges to urge the listener’s ear into progressively choppy waters whilst simultaneously grounding them in firm lyrical soil.
‘Modern Religion’ signals a departure from their prior penchant for critical jabs at religion. Instead, the song acknowledges and appreciates the various means by which individuals validate their existence, whether through organised religion, music, exercise, or even seemingly unconventional activities like fishing. Carried by Sharp’s pulsing bass line reminiscent of a quirky rendition of Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Want to Be with You,” ‘Modern Religion’ mirrors Conscious Pilot’s quest for meaning as they venture into a fresh musical direction.
Speaking about it, Joe Laycock said:
“Modern Religion was the first song we wrote. It formed the conceptual foundation for this EP and indeed the project as a whole. Written about a lost individual in a perpetual struggle to find meaning, (pushed towards a sense of collective faith in an atypical religious ideology), the song is a symbolic reflection of our formative period. After choosing to move on from our former band, Cheap Teeth, which had been our predominant focus for the past seven years, we were ourselves experiencing such a struggle.”
The track is out now via DevilDuck Records and follows on from their debut single ‘Halfway To Hockney’. Grab it here. and watch the video below.
Upcoming Live Shows
19th January – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (Modern Religion Single Launch)
2nd February – Dundee, Clark’s
4th February – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
7th February – Newport, Le Pub
9th February – Halifax, The Greyston
10th February – Leeds, Mabgate Beach