Having been on the scene a fair while, The Vryll Society have at last put out their first album, Course Of The Satellite. Ten tracks of their own easy-listening, distorted sound. Fans of what the Liverpudlian band have been releasing over the years can rest assured that this LP will be plenty satisfactory.
The four-piece certainly have a knack for big tunes. ‘Glows And Spheres’ is sharp and memorable as it switches between embittered verses and a sweet chorus. The precision of ‘Light At The Edge Of The World’ has been excellently worked to exude an ambience likeable to dancing in fields at festivals.
Particularly notable is track number two, ‘A Perfect Rhythm’. Trickles of smooth riffs, punching beats, gentle slowdowns and much more, take the listener on a three and a half minute journey of what The Vryll Society do best - amalgamating all their weird and wonderful influences into a truly unique and special piece. This is also largely true of ‘When The Air Is Hot’; the album’s flickering fifth track is funky and fantastic in its layered surreality.
Also featuring on the record is latest single ‘Andrei Rublev’. The track consists of a magnificent blend of hazy vocals and twinkling yet powerful guitars. Good stuff - keep it coming guys.
Course Of The Satellite is a pretty decent record to chuck on this summer if you’re in the mood for some affable psychedelic tunes. Bonus: if you’re really into ‘em, catch them on their UK tour this October.
09/10/18 – The Exchange, Bristol
10/10/18 – Heartbreakers, Southampton
11/10/18 – The Lexington, London
12/10/18 – The Actress & Bishop, Birmingham
16/10/18 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
17/10/18 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
18/10/18 – Brudenell Social Club (Community Room), Leeds
19/10/18 – 02 Academy 2, Liverpool