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The Vryll Society: In addition to the late, great Viola Beach, Vryll Society have been touring with Blossoms and their psych rock with vocals that touch on earl Verve and John Squire-esque guitars is the perfect accompaniment for chilling out at a hedonistic sunny festival. Their set to play all over the festival circuit this summer with dates yet to be announced.

One thing the Vryll Society aren’t short of is admirers, lauded at just about every turn by press and public alike, the release of their debut lp for Deltasonic records is hotly anticipated thanks to the promise this band have shown through their live sets and recent single releases.

Discovered and nurtured by the late and much missed Deltasonic founder Alan Wills, they fitted the type for him perfectly. he instantly saw in them similar attributes he’d previously found in the early days of the Coral and the Zutons. the confident swagger, the solid union formed by their band-of-brothers gang mentality, their willingness to stand outside the conventional and often stifling jangly liverpool scene, and the work ethic. always the work ethic. Wills instilled in the Vryll Society something which has become over the ensuing years a key element of what they are, what they’ve become, and of the music they produce. he gave them belief. a belief that hard work and determination will bring them to the place they wanted to reach. “Alan taught us that all you need to conquer the world is a rehearsal room, your instruments, a good work ethic and a positive attitude and you’ll get there. he kind of taught us the rules and the attributes that you need to have to be successful so we’ve just continued on that path” says frontman Mike Ellis. Ellis has stated that it was that attitude and that work ethic which got them through the subsequent tragic loss of their friend and manager in 2014, driving them forward through those times, propelling them to harder work, and bonding them even closer together as a unit. that unit have spent the intervening time creating and honing their own brand new-psych sound, and building up a fanbase with their superlative live shows. drawing from an eclectic palette of influence from deep funk to krautrock, electronica and prog, they’ve created a heady, intoxicating, pin sharp, and tightly wound mellifluous groove, washed over with cyclical motifs, acres of effects laden guitar hooks, and shimmering, textural technicolour soundscapes. it is at once blissful, dizzying and madly infectious.

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it’s that eclecticism, that kaleidoscopic swirl of influences which brings together hip hop flavours, with the prog stylings of names such as aphrodite’s child and the verve – pre urban hymns – when the drugs were still working. the dynamic leaps and folds through all these influences is where you find the vryll society’s own brand perfect pop. its all there in the loops, in the hooks, the drive and the vibe of this unique band. but this isn’t frippery, these aren’t throwaway cheap thrills for our disposable times. no, this is heavier. this is music too feed your head. live too, the Vryll Society are a formidable force. that gang mentality binds them together over the ideas formed by spending long hours together in the rehearsal every day.

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Hotwiring these ideas into the heads of the crowd through extended psych jams and deep solid grooves gives a different show every time, and with each and every set, the offer gets better. recent travels have seen them take sxsw 2017 by storm as guests of bbc introducing as well as major festivals such as Glastonbury and Leeds/Reading. the songs that fill the delicious grooves of course of the satellite weren’t so much written as devised or developed, brought together organically over months in the band’s underground lair, or over weeks in Liverpool’s Parr Street studios. working closely with producers, Wills’ right hand man and Deltasonic brother-in-arms Joe Fearon and Tom Longworth, the album took shape organically, biding its time and finding its way. the result is a work of impressive confidence and stature. it’s a record that believes in itself, and for all the right reasons. this is an effortlessly cool album, the sort of record that makes friends easily. the world is ready, willing and more than able to take the vryll society even deeper to their heart. the path Alan Wills showed them awaits. it’s a path that leads to greatness.

‘Light at the Edge of the World’ is here.
The new single from The Vryll Society premiered last week with Huw Stephens giving the track a spin on BBC Radio 1. DIY magazine have described the track as “Blending elements of Space Rock, Trip Hop and Psychedelia.”  The upcoming album, ‘Course of the Satellite’ is now available.

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Liverpool psych-pop five-piece The Vryll Society have released a new single, “Andrei Rublev.”

The band are currently working on their debut album, and have released a series of singles and an EP titled Pangea through famed Liverpool indie label Deltasonic Records (The Coral, The Zutons, White Room). The band recently supported The Kooks, Blossoms and The Coral in the U.K., and they also made an appearance at last year’s SXSW festival in Austin.

Their stunningly beautiful new song, “Andrei Rublev” is as mellowing as it is hypnotic, with frontman Mike Ellis’ calming lead vocals, their kraut-rock rhythm section, lush synth soundscapes and intricate psych guitar lines. The song’s raw power sneaks up on listeners with its trotting bass line and shimmering Procol Harum-esque keyboards before it erupts with euphoric sonic textures and biting guitar solos.

The Vryll Society’s new track’s title refers to a 1966 Soviet historical drama of the same name, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. The band is due to play Brighton’s Great Escape Festival in May and Liverpool International Music Festival in July.

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This band’s confidence comes with an abundance of talent, a prowess for drawing a line expertly along the borders of free-flowing psychedelic mayhem and sun-kissed pop perfection.’ After a pretty barnstorming 2016, Liverpool band The Vryll Society have set off this year by unleashing their latest single ‘Sacred Flight.’ and its just so good.

With a swirl of catchy and cosmic guitar licks with a driving percussion topped off with a sing-along, anthemic chorus, ‘Sacred Flight’ gives the perfect glimpse into the band’s swaggering, contemporary take on classic psych-rock. Speaking of the track, frontman Mke Ellis said: “‘Sacred Flight’ is a motoric journey into cosmic space jolting atoms of sound from one galaxy to another before finally exploding into a jewel box of guitar frenzied litany!”

Well when it comes to the new video for the track, we couldn’t have put it better ourselves really. The clip itself is a cosmic explosion of kaleidoscopic images, as the band perform within a vortex of fractals, buildings and shapes. They seem pretty calm about their voyage considering they’re hurtling through what’s probably the fourth dimension at the speed of light.

Psychedelic rockers The Vryll Society have announced the release of their brand new single A Perfect Rhythm via Deltasonic Records.

With nods to the likes of Tame Impala and Beach House, as well as similarities to early influences such as The Verve and The Horrors, A Perfect Rhythm is mellower and more pastoral than we’ve previously known from the band – it is an  intriguing transition from their 2015 debut EP Pangea,

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The shimmering and all-powerful psych of The Vryll Society continues on the experimental Liverpool group’s latest single ‘Self Realization’. Signed to Deltasonic Records (The Coral, The Zutons), the Kraut pop collective immerse the listener with another cathartically potent release. For fans of The Verve to Stone Roses and The Horrors, The Vryll Society combines the charm of indie melody with the unreeling experimental vibrancy of psychedelia. The Vryll Society. I’m picking upon some sweet psych vibes worthy of getting a gig with The Black Angels. Really cool guitar work throughout laced with dreamy blissful vocals that lure you in and will have you remembering the days of your youth playing with a kaleidoscope in your backyard spinning under a summer sun

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Following the release of the Pink Floyd-esque ‘Deep Blue Skies’ and enchanting EP‘Pangea’, new single ‘Self Realization’ bursts a further colourful whirl. “Silent revolution, self realization… coolly hums Mike Ellis’ soul stimulating vocals, as a cascade of guitars transcends the listener into tranquillity. Skilful instrumentation illustrates the bands absorbing character in a flawless dream. With committed magnetism, The Vryll Society continues to burn a mystifying flare.

The Vryll Society have unveiled the video to their mesmeric psych pop cut ‘ La Jetee’.

The Liverpudlian band came into our radar at the end of last year, when Blossoms singer Tom Ogden came in for a session and told us they were the best new band around.

The track once again provides evidence of a band keen to continue pushing the boundaries of their psychedelic tag to as many audiences as possible. We were immediately blown away, and are pleased to show the video to their brightest, catchiest single yet.

Deltasonic – which was famously founded by Alan Wills, who passed away last year – have signed the band. The label signed The Coral, The Zutons, and The Dead 60s. Now, The Vryll Society stand in the footsteps of Liverpool’s greats, ready to take the throne for the new generation.

Their sound owes more to the psych rock/shoegaze guitar sound of early Verve, and Neu!’s penchant for a repetitive, transcendent beat, than they do to the sound of the aforementioned Deltasonic bands, though. Now doubt they’ll make an impact as big as the rest of Deltasonic’s roster, though.

The video to this cut suits the ethereal vocals of frontman Mike Ellis, as the shots capture the essence of bleak British shorelines and wide open skies at sunset. The images of the band are suitably kaleidoscopic, acting as silouettes that give way to the sheer force of the nature behind them.

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When Deltasonic boss Alan Wills passed away in such tragic, sudden circumstances the impact rocked not just Merseyside’s cultural community – but the world of music.

Known for his infectious enthusiasm, whirlwind persona, familial values and ear for spotting talent – it was no surprise that the man who cultivated the talents of The Coral, Zutons and a whole generation of new Merseybeaters was hailed a colossusBut Alan was a restless individual – and his search for the new was as fond as his love for New Balance trainers – and his last great musical discovery ranks up there with his best.

The Vryll Society have been on the radar of *everyone* for sometime. But similarly to that first wave of Deltasonic artists, Alan and his partner Ann, nurtured and honed them until they were truly ready.

Originally The Dirty Rivers, these ‘kids’ produced an astonishing an early single The Kid which lay the foundation for what was to come: a tidal wave of energy, cataclysmic guitar swells, propulsive rhythmical thunder and a front man whose magneticism proved impossible to ignore.

Imagine The Rolling Stones channelling Storm in Heaven-era Verve through the spirit of Austin’s Black Angels with infinite more grooves and you’re nearly there. On record they are great, live they are truly unstoppable.

After a considerable time shaping plans and sounds, they’ve conquered Sound City and FestEvol on the home front while an October UK tour and festival dates including End of The Road.

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When Deltasonic boss Alan Wills passed away in such tragic, sudden circumstances the impact rocked not just Merseyside’s cultural community – but the world of music. Known for his infectious enthusiasm, whirlwind persona, familial values and ear for spotting talent – it was no surprise that the man who cultivated the talents of The Coral, Zutons and a whole generation of new Merseybeaters was hailed a colossus.

The Vryll Society have been on the radar of *everyone* for sometime. But similarly to that first wave of Deltasonic artists, Alan and his partner Ann, nurtured and honed them until they were truly ready.

Originally The Dirty Rivers, these ‘kids’ produced an astonishing an early single The Kid which lay the foundation for what was to come: a tidal wave of energy, cataclysmic guitar swells, propulsive rhythmical thunder and a front man whose magneticism proved impossible to ignore. Imagine The Rolling Stones channelling Storm in Heaven-era Verve through the spirit of Austin’s Black Angels with infinite more grooves and you’re nearly there. On record they are great, live they are truly unstoppable.

After a considerable time shaping plans and sounds, they’ve conquered Sound City and FestEvol on the home front while an October UK tour and festival dates including End of The Road and Moseley Folk Festival are lined up.

Their debut single Deep Blue Skies is a statement – a swirling mass of kaleidoscopic riffs, Nuggets-era melodies over-laid by Mike Ellis’ blissed-out vocals. There’s even better to come.