‘Self Realization’ by The Vryll Society (Single)

11 March, 2016 in Music Reviews

The Vryll Society

The Vryll Society: have buried themselves away under a variety of influences

With an expansive sound bringing together elements of krautrock, electronica and rock, these Liverpudlians have their sights set on greatness

The Vryll Society 'Self Realization' single coverThe Vryll Society might be signed to Liverpool’s legendary Deltasonic label, but judging by their new single they’re not following the path of labelmates The Coral and The Zutons. Instead, Self Realization is something much more expansive and adventurous.

A willowy bassline kick things off, before Mike Ellis’ seductive vocal joins in. “You think you love me, but you don’t know me,” he sings, in a voice strangely reminiscent of Stereolab’s Lætitia Sadier. The music thickens as the song continues, until it finally breaks out in a wall of noise which could be a leftover from Hookworms’ Pearl Mystic.

It is as if The Vryll Society have buried themselves away under a variety of influences, from Tame Impala to Air, before resurfacing from their subterranean bunker with a dynamite sound of their own.

Verdict: A hugely promising release

Duncan Haskell

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