Bio - Behind the music

Songs For The Struggle

Change the rules of the game, take the face from the name, trade the soul for the fame...I'm an Atari Pilot.


"One of the most talked about new arrivals on the Swindon music scene, Atari Pilot had created a real stir before they have even played their debut gig... If heavy dance grooves and belting rock anthems being alchemized into brilliant tunes sounds like your sort of thing then check out their music.." Green Man Music


Atari Pilot is an exciting Artist from the UK. A singular voice that combined with a cinematic sound sends you on a unique musical journey into the night...


It began with a collection of simply great songs and no rules. Themes of taking chances, making choices and paying prices littered the lyrics , whilst musically, genre boundaries were ignored and the songs were given sonic freedom.


'Atari Pilot is the sound of someone searching for something or someone, trying to the put the pieces together in order to escape or overcome whatever they struggle against. The songs are a like series of film scenes , where we're in that particular moment at that particular time. The Narrative and the music combine to give the songs their energy.'


The first song to be released was Game Change. It has already received radio airplay in the UK on Amazing Radio and spent over two months atop the Tunecrank charts.


After a long hiatus which took in a serious illness, Atari Pilot finally returned in 2018, firstly with some acoustic shows at The Tuppenny in Swindon.


Onze then appeared on BBC wiltshire to tell the story of how he fought cancer and how his love of music and songwriting played it's part in his recovery.


Songs are now being worked on for the follow up to be released in 2019, with a working title of "Songs For The Struggle".


The full band will return at 12 bands of Christmas, the yearly show @ The Vic in Swindon.


"This Year has been all about recovery and reconnecting with things, I can't wait to start releasing Songs for the struggle next year, it's amazing how far I've come, but it's just the beginning and I'm so lucky to be back making music with the rest of the guys,  it's really humbling that they're prepared to take this journey with me - just need to knuckle down and get these songs finished!"


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