British guitar band Pylo return with their second release, the beautifully expansive The Woman EP at the end of March. Following on from the gorgeous melancholy of their first EP - Bellavue - last summer, The Woman EP sees them open their musical doors wide to let huge shafts of sunlight in, creating four songs of uplifting joy.
Opener ‘Simple Souls' starts gently, with Matt Aldus' plaintive vocal, over a solitary piano leading the listener into a swelling, almost hymn-like, chorus that soars higher and higher on a bed of strings before the epic drama of ‘Climbing Through The Sun' explodes with the kind of gospel-tinged psychedelia that's reminiscent of Spiritualized or Primal Scream.
The uptempo drive of ‘Young' demonstrates Pylo's knack to write a festival-sized anthem that could see them easily sharing stages with Coldplay, Kings Of Leon or U2, while the quiet, drifting title-track rounds things off with a dreamlike blues, that builds to a guitar-drenched crescendo.
‘The Woman EP' showcases the huge ambition of Pylo, a young five-piece hailing from Bath and now based in the rolling, pastoral hills of Somerset.
Their debut EP, featuring the singles ‘Enemies' and ‘View', saw them garner radio support from the likes of Rob Da Bank (Radio 1), Dermot O'Leary (Radio 2), John Kennedy (XFM), Steve Lamacq & Tom Robinson (6 Music) and a swathe of online reviews that saw them compared to the likes of The National, Elbow, The Verve, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Sigur Ros.
Their live shows have seen them winning fans across the country from their Club NME show at London's Koko to their stunning performance at Bestival. With a series of gigs to be announced shortly in support of The Woman EP, Pylo will be taking to the road once again bringing their compelling on-stage presence and sky-scraping, climactic music to audiences far and wide.
released March 26, 2014
Matthew Aldus - vocals
Johan Jorgensen - guitar
James Scott - guitar, keyboard
Richard Gully - bass guitar
Max Blunos - drums
All tracks written and composed by Pylo. All tracks recorded at Charlton Farm Studios.
Recorded and produced by Louie Nicastro & James Scott.
Performed by Pylo with accompaniment from Louie Nicastro.
Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering, Bristol.
Pylo are a soundscape of light and dark and all in between. They cite their musical influences as Pink Floyd, Radiohead, The
National and Kings Of Leon. Their aim is to create something of vast proportion yet of subtle nuance; a music larger than the sum of its parts....more