New Noise: The Vryll Society
We chat with Liverpool’s The Vryll Society since they release their new single “Sacred Flight”.
Managed by the late great Alan Wills, The Vryll Society were always destined for great things. Their new “Sacred Flight” is further proof of the. Released through Deltasonic Records, the band are kicking 2017 at the best way possible, with had a brilliant 2016. They have been tipped by BBC Introducing and have toured with Blossoms, Hidden Charms, and the very much missed Viola Beach. With a debut album in the horizon, we all sat down to chat with Michael and Ryan Ellis about band life.
How can you guys all meet?
Michael: We’re working on various projects and arrived together through a knowledge that we just wanted to produce great music, that was the ethos from one. We spent a lot of time at the rehearsal room with our late boss Alan Wills, he instructed us that to conquer the planet you only need your instruments, ideas and your clinic space.
What bands/artists affect you as a band?
Ryan: We love plenty of musicians and bands, there is like of CAN, AIR, Aphrodite’s Child, NEU, DJ Shadow, MF Doom, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Sabbath, the list might go on. At the present time though I were rinsing Nashville Skyline by Bob Dylan, ‘Tonight I’ll Be Staying With You’ is my favourite song at the minute.
How can you describe your sound?
R: Space Rock Kraut Sorcery.
Inform us all about your new “Sacred Flight”.
M: Initially it was this big sprawling jam which was really fascinating but it had some pruning and shifting to turn into a real tune, so we merely plotted it shortened it and put lyrics and a tune around it.
R: For me I really feel like I’m in the end of 2001’s A Space Odyssey, you know that scene just before the finish when Dave completely flying through space and there are such gorgeous walls of color? That’s what comes to mind for me.
“We’re working on various projects and arrived together through a knowledge that we just wanted to create music.”
What has been the inspiration for your tune?
M: Lyrically it’s about the Vril moderate Maria Orsic who disappeared following World War Two, its quite much out stuff you should take a look!
R: The tune came about because we wanted a tune even more optimistic compared to our final one “A great Rhythm” so I started playing the chords that I had in mind from a previous idea and the remainder appeared to follow along, Lew had a notion for a chorus so we stuck it on what I had been playing.
You did quite the festival circuit this past year. What’s it like performing stages at Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds?
R: That’s what we do it for actually, they’re the gigs you want to be enjoying. It was a really positive thing because a lot of the crowds were neutral so it was about turning them on, can you maintain their attention, would you switch them on? I think we took good advantage and we are excited about playing this summer.
M: Absolutely Unbelievable. I’ve always wanted to do Glasto, it’s been a huge to do in my list since I started playing in a band. The festivals are great, you understand precisely what you’re getting; there is fantastic vibes, terrific music, plenty of occasions to party and when the weather is hot and sunny then that is the ideal bonus.
You are off to America in March to perform at SXSW. Are you feeling about “cracking” America?
R: I can not wait, I’ve never been on the States so I’m buzzing! I’m sure we’ll be loved just as far as we’re loved everywhere else I’m actually feeling it. Lots of hot sauce for me too please.
Your debut album is coming out this year. Would you tell us a bit about it?
R: The album will be fantastic, we have been waiting to do this for a while, we are very confident about it and can not wait to get working with it. There’ll be some songs that you will have heard before like the singles but there will be so much music which you haven’t discovered, it’s game on!
Apart from the album and traveling, what are the big plans for 2017?
M: Keep writing, shifting individuals on and keeping it cool.
R: freaking out some more scorching hot records and maintain the vibes!
February 8, 2017