By: Remington Fioraso
Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Coastline Pilot consists of twins Thomas (Lead Vocals/Guitar) and Leo Tesan (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Chad Devlin (Bass/Vocals), and Connor Morley (Drums). In 2012, the band released their debut EP “While We’re Young”. Fast forward to 2014, they are working on their next EP set for release in the summer. Coastline Pilot’s newest single “Afterhours” is available through Bandcamp now.
How did the name ‘Coastline Pilot’ come to be?
CP: Our bass player, Chad, had a great grandfather who was a pilot in WW1 and he used to tell stories about flying along the coastlines of France. So we decided to honour him with our band name.
Your influences are drawn from numerous genres. Who have been your biggest influences musically?
CP: Our influences range from Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Band of Horses to a more retro vein, The Eagles, The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac.
What can we expect to hear with your upcoming release?
CP: A more mature and polished sound. Kind of a “Canadiana” roots feel and hopefully showcase an overall growth as musicians and songwriters.
What are your most memorable show experiences so far?
CP: Touring Vancouver Island this past month and filling the Media Club in Vancouver back in July immediately come to mind.
If you could tour with anyone, who would it be?
CP: Touring with anyone of our influences would be a dream come true, but going back in time to tour with The Beatles is kind of an unattainable dream unfortunately.
You have an app available on iTunes. With a social media presence in place, what lead to it being offered
CP: Our friends at Bluehawk Solutions Inc. offered to make an app for us and we really couldn’t refuse. It’s just another way to promote the Coastline Pilot brand and to make our music more accessible.
What do you like to do ‘Afterhours’?
CP: What happens ‘Afterhours’ in Coastline Pilot stays in Coastline Pilot.
CP: Craft Beer.
CP: Morning View (Incubus) Because of the Times (Kings of Leon) Cease to Begin (Band of Horses) All Things Must Pass (George Harrison) Favourite Worst Nightmare (Arctic Monkeys) The Wall (Pink Floyd)
Favourite thing to do on the west coast?
CP: Have a nice stroll around Commercial Drive or Gastown and also the occasional trip to the beach, weather permitting of course.
Anything else you want to say to your fans?
CP: Check out our Facebook page for new content and exciting updates!
Coastline Pilot on social media:
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!