Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers have been writing, performing and independently releasing their own music for a number of years now, to a loyal and growing audience. Now, in association with FIFA Records, comes their latest single ‘Own Your Spectrum’, taken from their full-length debut album due out later this year, “Kick The Megaphone”.
Kick the Megaphone', which was recorded last year in Kitten Lane Studio's and co-produced by the band themselves, has a mixture of styles from the raucous ska/punk energy the Naildrivers have become known for, to the R&B soulfulness of tunes like 'Chemistry' and 'Daddy Say's', the stripped back rawness of vocal and guitar new track 'Tragedy Plus Time', to the quasi mariachi speed ballad of 'Ring a Rosie'.
Since its founding in 2005, Cork label FIFA Records have continuously worked with exciting new Irish talent (Fight Like Apes, Elastic Sleep, The Vincent(s), Hope is Noise, Dae Kim, Saint Yorda) as well as releasing material from established names on the Irish indie scene such as The Frank & Walters, Emperor of Ice Cream, August Wells, Whipping Boy and The Would Be’s. As with all other musicians and performers, the loss of live shows has been unavoidable, but Pontious Pilate and The Naildrivers can look forward to an already sold-out headline show in Dundalk’s The Spirit Store later this year. Frontman Sean McDonnell says: “Hopefully, all going well, there’ll be a few more opportunities to blow up the stage sooner rather than later.”
Dramatic brass intro prepares the listener for what's the strongest single from the band to date. Highly energetic danceable melody combined with the clear lead vocal singing effortlessly creates an infectious mix hard to resist. When it seems the band cannot play any faster the tempo picks up even more and intensifies the experience.