Pil & Bue hit you in the face and heart at the same time. Influenced by shoegaze, rock and prog they deliver ethereal and poppy sounds that are hard to forget!



As we are approaching winter and darkness lingers in every corner of the North, Pil & Bue - the modest duo with the massive sound, is set to release yet another colossal album!

Special Agents is a fierce and powerful rock album, with strong melody lines, powerful drums, and hefty guitars.

 Pil & Bue are forceful duo from the very depths of northern Norway, who despite their minimal format sounds like a full-blown band. 

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.

With 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 og 11/15 from  www.betreutesproggen.de.


 PIL & BUE: 

Petter Carlsen - Guitar & vocals | Gøran Johansen - Drums



Forget the Past, Lets Worry about the Future, 2016

Push Start Button, ‎2014

The World Is a Rabbit Hole, 2021




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