Focus On… The Vryll Society

Having spent time on the support circuit in the North-West, local band The Vryll Society have made huge inroads over the summer, playing around Europe and returning to appear at the Reading and Leeds festivals in August. Signed to the famous Deltasonic label, the psych-rock band released their first EP in 2015 and are led by Mike Ellis, his movement on stage resembling Tim Burgess, or Tim Booth, encapsulating everyone in the room. Although spending time supporting Blossoms, their music veers away from pop, and is deeper, arguably more cultured with Ellis sighting in interviews his taste for Russian film, or 1920s German cinematography.

In true Tarkovskian fashion, The Vryll Society “capture life as dream”, nowhere more so than in ‘Deep Blue Skies’, their first track to impress locally. It’s been a set-closer for their performances up until now, journeys that feature influence from The Stone Roses to Pink Floyd. More upbeat is ‘Coshh’, where a quick backbeat creates a foundation for a stunning guitar exhibition.

They published this week that they’ve just finished the tracking for their new single at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios, before heading out on tour with London’s Hidden Charms in October. The standout news however, is the announcement of a homecoming Liverpool date at The Invisible Wind Factory on Saturday 2nd December. The night at the dockland venue will also be a festival of Merseyside talent, with RongoRongo, Zuzu and The Mysterines supporting. Tickets are available from See Tickets and Skiddle, at only £10 it’s a great opportunity to get your teeth into some local talent, led by a band rapidly gaining a big reputation. If you can’t wait, they’re in Gorilla in Manchester on 27th October, too.

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