The inventively titled A Day In The Life Of A Poolshark is the first
single off Idiot Pilot's debut album, Strange We Should Meet Here. It starts
life with a repeated synth motif that would sound more at home coming out of
a Game Boy than anything else, but Idiot Pilot are hardly about following
Eventually, the Super Mario verse scarpers as something more sinister
brews, then, fuck, in comes the chorus. A raging torrent of sound
obliterates all that stands against it, as the light and gliding vocals of
Michael Harris are desecrated by screams from Daniel Anderson that could
wake the dead.
A Day In The Life Of A Poolshark is post-hardcore, electronic
experimentation at its most prolific. Harris' vocal delivery is unique, and
enchanting, and if anything is a cross between Richard Ashcroft and Paul
Draper of Mansun. Idiot Pilot's
frenetic take on music is bloody weird, but addictive.