PIL & BUE – Special Agents

Relase Date: February 24, 2023
Label: Indie Recordings (LP/CD/Digital)

PIL & BUE: Brand New Double Single From Norwegian Progressive/Metal/Rock Duo NOW STREAMING; Fourth Full-Length ‘Special Agents’ Set For Release Feb 24th va INDIE RECORDINGS. Listen To The Singles ‘Special Agents’ and ‘Never Stop (Part 1)’ RIGHT HERE. ‘FFO: Coheed And Cambria, Mars Volta, Long Distance Calling…’

photo credit: Carl Christian Lein Størmer


Pil & Bue are a fierce duo from the very North.

With one of the best vocalists from Norway, Petter Carlsen, on vocals and guitar, and Gøran Johansen slaying the drums, they are an explosion of hard rock.

Now the vigorous and resolute band, that has been touring consistently since the release of The World is a Rabbit Hole, is ready to release even more music!

This time Pil & Bue generously gift their fans with nothing less than a double single featuring two wonderfully emotive, yet energetic tracks: Special Agents and Never Stop (part 1).

These are two quite different, yet undeniably linked tracks.

Special Agents is a powerful and impactful track celebrating the people who make positive changes in your life, while Never Stop (Part 1) is a softer and more slow-paced song that urges you to look within yourself and appreciate the world around you.

Where Special Agents barges in on you like an unstoppable, yet vulnerable force of nature, Never Stop (Part 1) hits like a mild and comforting breeze.

Both songs are about recognizing that we are in this world together – that people as social beings, through love and understanding, hold the key that can turn our world into a better place.

The band comments:

“Special Agentsis a song about one or more people who bind the world together a little more, who make reality a little safer, more inclusive, and easier to relate to.”

“Never Stop (Part 1) is a philosophical and atmospheric song that takes its time. It transformed our rehearsal space into a world it felt nice to be a part of. It is about pursuing what gives life meaning. If you have a calling, follow it, no matter what.”

ABOUT PIL & BUEWith subtle, but pronounced references to artists like Placebo, Deftones, Sigur Rós, Anathema and Mars Volta, Pil & Bue delivers “Hard, gloomy & joyful music…” (Metal Hammer NO) based on topics like memories, childhood aspirations, use of imagination, video games, and the intriguing online rabbit holes.

The band´s raw and melodic music quickly struck a note with Hollywood director Tommy Wirkola who included the Pil & Bue single “You Win Again” in his now cult-status movie “Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival January 2014.

Also, their single “Fire” from their second album “Forget the Past, Let’s Worry About The Future” is featured on the end credits of Hollywood/Netflix blockbuster “What Happened To Monday” (2017).

Pil&Bue released their acclaimed third album The World is a Rabbit Hole in September 2021, an album which got rave reviews: 6/6 Scream Magazine (NO), 5/5 Metal´art (FR), 5/6 Norway Rock Magazine, 5 Altaposten, 7/10 Metalhammer UK and 11/15 from  betreutesproggen.de.

photo credit: Carl Christian Lein Størmer


PIL & BUE consist of:
Petter Carlsen
Gøran Johansen

DISCOGRAPHY:
Push Start Button, ‎2014
Forget the Past, Lets Worry about the Future, 2016
The World Is a Rabbit Hole, 2021

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