Pigeon try new nest
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.