Words by Nick Mee. @Nickjmee
Despite a peppering of diverting effects, The Vryll Society’s hypnotic hazy psychedelia is comforting in its familiarity. ‘Air’, the lead track from their new EP ‘Pangea’, holds many reference points in its eddy of gentle space rock: the dubby hook of the clipped bassline could be the work of the French duo who share the tune’s name, the ghostly vocal melody recalls Mo’Wax’s token Noughties indie act South, while the whole is stamped with the rich Mersey melodiousness pushed forth by previous Deltasonic co-signees The Coral and The Zutons. Much to live up to there, of course, and The Vryll Society may not be hitting such pop peaks yet, but ‘Air’ is evidence the band have all the right elements in place for when that killer tune comes calling.
Pangea is out on 26 October on Deltasonic