SXSW '17: The Vryll Society | No. 14
We continue our countdown of our top 25 SXSW artists, with no. 14 – The Vryll Society!
On what was anyway a very British-music heavy week, these Liverpool guys came to Latitude 30 on the Friday night of SXSW, on a night programed by none other than BBC Introducing and introduced on stage by BBC 6’s Steve Lamacq!
Lamacq introduced the band with a slight comparison to Blossoms, which was incredibly apt as The Vryll Society are a group of five young guys just starting out in life. Having already completed a support tour with Blossoms, for a group so at the start of their career, they have an impressively consolidated sound and a perfected stage presence.
The band carry a very classic British rock band sound, a style which is often lost in young rock bands. Cinematic-post rock would be the best way to describe them, with their ambient vocals and guitar FX providing a gripping sound which works well both live and on record.
Unapologetically himself, lead singer Mike has such a brilliant way of performing, in a way you can’t take your eyes off him. Firstly, the man doesn’t wear shoes on stage. That in itself showed me from the second they walked on stage, how true this band is, with a brilliant bold authentic confidence that makes a band attractive to any new audience.
Definitely keep an eye out on these guys!