Recorded as the original line up with Mark Lawton on drums in summer 2000 at Backline studios in Guildford with ex Redwood guitarist Rob Blackham, Pilot was the band's first release. The band had met Rob at Guildford festival, where he urged them to record a demo of some sort, so they set about recording five songs in four days. The EP was released (after much badgering) on the Badmusic label, then home to the fantastic Caretaker, in January 2001. The initial run was of 500 copies, which sold out pretty fast, but it is regularly repressed and is available at shows and by mail order. It was reviewed in Kerrang! by members of Taproot, and received a KKKK rating, despite being described as 'cheesey' by the singer. This from a man with 'taproot' in flames tattooed on his forearm.