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Remember the name… Ground Pilots

Published on March 29th, 2012 | Jonny Abrams

Next up in Rocksucker’s series of hearty recommendations comes the soulfully uplifting acoustic balladry of David Tyrrell’s Ground Pilots. Watchee vidoee…

“The Rambler”

Who are you and where do you come from?

My name is David Tyrrell and I come from Liverpool.

How would you describe your music, if pushed?

Acoustic-based songs with substance.

Who or what are your primary inspirations for music-making?

I’m inspired by too many things to mention, but I’m addicted to the creation process and making things happen and achieving the unachievable with my songs.

Where can we hear your music?

You can hear Ground Pilots’ demos to their forthcoming album In The Way Of The Oceans at

“Trouble” (live on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire)

Which have been your music exciting gigs so far?

1. Headlining the 02 Academy in my home town of Liverpool to launch my first ever album release Substance to a sold-out venue back in 2009.

2. Supporting Happy Mondays at The Villa Marina Royal Hall in the Isle Of Man 2010.

3. Supporting Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols in Manchester in 2008.

Got any more coming up? (Gigs, that is…)

Gigs are on hold at the minute as full concentration is on completing the album in Brian Nash’s own studio in north London.

Recommend three albums that we might not have heard of…

Miike Snow – Miike Snow
Alberta Cross – The Thief & The Heartbreaker
The Boxer Rebellion – Unions

Any other unsigned artists you’d like to recommend or give a shout-out to?

No bands that I want to mention; the only thing you should remember is Ground Pilots have their debut album out this year and it’s the only album you’ll need this year!

Ground Pilots, thank you.

“America” (demo version)


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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.

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