The Vryll Society Tickets
The Vryll Society Tickets
Continuing Liverpool's tradition of producing great guitar bands, The Vryll Society evolved from a straight-forward garage rock outfit into sonic adventurers capable of fusing psychedelia, post-punk and krautrock into one trippy eclectic mix. The groove-laden quintet have not only kept their hometown on the alternative music map, but were also integral to the revival of its most notable indie label, Deltasonic.
The Vryll Society will next take to the stage at Chester's Telford's Warehouse before moving onto Manchester's Night & Day Café and sets at the Moseley Folk Festival and Salisbury's End of the Road. After a break, the band will return to life on the road for performances at the likes of Cambridge, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow, Bristol, London, Leicester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Southampton, Dundee and Edinburgh with The Vryll Society tickets also available for an eagerly-awaited homecoming show at Liverpool's The Kazimer.
The band cite artists as wide-ranging as psychedelic soul pioneers Funkadelic, Greek progressive rockers Aphrodite's Child and jazz composer David Axelrod as their main inspirations. The group are named after The Vril Society, a secret organisation formed by a group of female psychic mediums in pre-Nazi Berlin which claimed it could communicate with extra-terrestrial beings.
Vocalist Michael Ellis, bassist Lloyd Shearer, guitarist Ryan Ellis and drummer Benjamin Robinson first came together in 2011 under the guise of The Dirty Rivers, a garage rock group influenced by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Stooges. The group signed to Deltasonic, home to fellow Scousers The Zutons and The Coral, after just three shows and achieved critical acclaim with the singles 'The Wild' and 'Black Heart/Filth', before briefly changing their name to Serotonin.
Although the group had become a regular fixture on the Liverpool circuit, they only truly began to garner more widespread attention when they added guitarist Lewis McGuinness to their line-up and adopted the moniker of The Vryll Society. Pursuing a more ambitious freewheeling sound which took in everything from 60s psychedelia to 70s space-rock, the group soon started to sell out The Vryll Society tickets across the country, drawing favourable comparisons with The Verve in the process.
Beautiful Faces, the first taster of their new cosmic direction, helped the band to secure support slots with several high-profile acts including baggy revivalists Peace, experimental singer-songwriter Ariel Pink and fellow retro band Northerners Blossoms. Following performances at Liverpool's Sound City and Brighton's Great Escape, the group received critical acclaim for their second single, the blissed-out epic Deep Blue Skies, and headed into the studio to complete their first full-length album.
Show ExperienceWith their kaleidoscopic guitars, sun-soaked melodies and blissful beats, The Vryll Society live experience has been described as more of a spiritual voyage than a conventional gig. Those with The Vryll Society tickets are also likely to be entranced by the stage presence of lead vocalist Ellis, whose jittery dance moves and haunting vocals have seen him mentioned in the same breath as the legendary Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. One of the most mesmerising live acts to emerge from the Liverpool scene in recent years, it's little wonder that The Vryll Society are being compared to such greats."
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