Pi­geon try new nest

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - WHAT’S ON -

ELEC­TRO-POP group Pi­geon (pic­tured) hope to tap into a darker, more ma­ture sound with their new of­fer­ing, Cur­tain Call. The five-piece band from Bris­bane – Luke Cuerel (sax­o­phone/ trum­pet), Aaron Day (keys), Danny Har­ley (vo­cals), Nick Kirk (drums) and Chris Paget (bass) – have been to­gether for two years. Day says the band wants to achieve a deeper emo­tional link with fans through new sin­gle Cur­tain Call. ‘‘Elec­tronic mu­sic some­times can be quite airy­fairy and kind of skip around the point whereas the darker side of it brings more of an emo­tional con­nec­tion to an au­di­ence,’’ he says. ‘‘We are still all about en­ergy and fun and our live show re­ally rep­re­sents that but the dark en­ergy for us is just some­thing more ma­ture.’’ For­mer DJ Day says the band have re­cently adopted a new per­cus­sion set-up. He cites Swedish in­die pop band Mi­ike Snow and Nor­we­gian elec­tronic duo Royk­sopp as key in­flu­ences. Pi­geon plan to re­lease more sin­gles in the com­ing months but an al­bum is prob­a­bly an­other year away. ‘‘We have al­ways wanted to re­lease an al­bum to an au­di­ence who would ac­cept it,’’ Day says. ‘‘We are not the kind of band who would just re­lease al­bum af­ter al­bum af­ter al­bum.’’

Pi­geon play the Coolan­gatta Ho­tel on Septem­ber 19 and the Beach Ho­tel, By­ron Bay, on Septem­ber 20.

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