The Vryll Society announce debut EP and 14 date October UK tour
Lead track ‘Air now streaming – listen below
List of UK dates below
The Liverpool band’s debut EP Pangea (derived from ancient Greek for whole of the earth) will be released on 26th October through Deltasonic Records and showcases Mike Ellis’ ethereal vocals and occupying territory from Neu and Air to early Verve and Stone Roses. They undoubtedly deliver a unique blend of styles which they are making their own.
Listen to ‘Air’:
Watch ‘Deep Blue Skies’ Video:
We did a short interview with the guys, which you can read below:
Mike Ellis and Ryan Ellis answered:
1. When did The Vryll Society start? Can you tell us a bit more about the history?
We came together after working together from another project, Lewi was a friend of ours and we asked him to join. Our late manager Alan Wills told us ‘Lets face it we don’t know that much about this social media shit, but you know how to make great music, so just do that and you’ll be fine.’ Never a truer word spoken..
2. Who are your influences?
DJ Shadow, Can, Neu!, David Axelrod, Pink Floyd, Surealism, European Art House………thats just scratching the surface.
3. Could you list your Top 5 albums of all time?
Mike Ellis: This changes all the time but currently,
1. David Axelrod, Song Of Innocence
2. Can, Future Days
3..Radiohead, In Rainbows
4. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes
5. Frank Sinatra, In The Wee Small Hours
Ryan Ellis: I can’t name my top 5 albums of all time but I can give you some that I’m listening to at the moment.
Pink Floyd – Ummagumma,
King Gizzard – I’m In Your Mind Fuzz,
Black Sabbath – Paranoid, Can – Tago Mago,
David Axelrod – Songs Of Experience.
4. How do you feel about playing live?
We adore playing live. The getting paid to travel to amazing places to play your music to people who want to hear it thing? It’s boss
5. How would you describe The Vryll Society‘s sound?
Expansive, unforgiving sorcery
Ryan Ellis: I’d describe it as Kraut-Funk-Space-Jazz
6. Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We build everything in the studio and we spend about 3 days on 1 track. With our music its not something you can rush, it’s got to be very precise, we’ll spend a whole day not even putting any parts down as such. Layering sound after sound to create a giant tapestry.
7. Which new bands do you recommend?
Blossoms, Sankofa, Psyence, Strange Collective, Hidden Charms
8. Which band/song would you love to make a cover version of?
Good question, Too Busy Thinking About My Baby by Marvin Gaye and or
Silver machine by Hawkwind.
9. What are your plans for the future?
To blow people away on our October tour and then record another single and keep going for a very long time.
10. Any parting words?
Peace! brothers and sisters
October Tour Dates + Ticket info HERE:
Tues 06 CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
Wed 07 BIRMINGHAM Sunflower Lounge
Thur 08 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
Fri 09 BRIGHTON Bleach
Sat 10 SOUTHAMPTON Lennons
Tue 13 BRISTOL The Louisiana
Wed 14 LONDON Sebright Arms
Thu 15 LEICESTER The Cookie
Sat 17 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Wed 21 LIVERPOOL The Kazimier
Thu 22 GLASGOW King Tuts
Fri 23 DUNDEE Buskers
Sat 24 EDINBURGH Sneaky Pete’s