SOUND CITY 2017: An Interview with The Vryll Society
Following their set at day 2 of Sound City, we found ourselves backstage with Liverpool five-piece The Vryll Society, chatting about bassists, dream support slots and people being ‘affected’ by their music…
Chloe: How did your set go?
Michael: It was boss!
Ryan: Spot on like!
Michael: Yeah, it was really good.
Chloe: I saw you guys supporting The Kooks a few weeks ago, how did today compare to that?
Michael: I think people got it a bit more today, at The Kooks there was a lot of young people. There was a lot of young people in the crowd today, but I think they were a bit more affected.
Chloe: Are you gonna stick around for the rest of the day and see some bands?
Michael: Yeah, I think we’re gonna stick around until the bevvies run out!
Lloyd: We haven’t really got a plan of who we’re gonna see.
Ryan: My mum and dad are into this band called Chk Chk Chk, they’re on in a bit.
Lloyd: Chk Chk what?
Ryan: Chk Chk Chk, I think it’s called. My dad’s buzzing off them at the moment, so I’ll probably go and watch them.
Chloe: Are you playing any other festivals this summer?
Benjamin: We’ve got what T in the Park is now.
Ryan: And what’s that Leeds one? Welcome to the North!
Michael: We’re not doing loads of festivals because we’re working on the album, so we’re taking a step back.
Chloe: What’s the best and worst thing about playing festivals?
Lloyd: Right, I’ll tell you what the worst thing is. The noise of like five different songs playing at once! Sort of when you can hear all the different noises at once.
Benjamin: The toilets are really bad as well!
Ryan: I don’t mind, I think the ones today have been alright!
Benjamin: Not after someone’s just laid a heavy one in there!
Ryan: Don’t go in there then! Hold it in!
Chloe: What’s your favourite song to play live?
Michael: Mine’s Shadow of a Wave.
Ryan: Yeah, I’ll take that, Shadow of a Wave.
Benjamin: Mine’s Air.
Lloyd: I like Faces, you know.
Benjamin: I quite like Faces as well. Shall we have a group decision on Faces, yeah?
Ryan: Lewis is staying silent in this debate!
Lewis: I just like them all, you know?
Liv: If you could tour with anybody, who would you tour with?
Benjamin: Who’s out now or from the past?
Benjamin: Well, Beatles, innit?
Michael: No, The Sex Pistols would be funny!
Lloyd: It’d be a bit trippy, wouldn’t it?
Ryan: Erm… Floyd.
Ryan: Then you get to go to Pompeii, don’t you?
Michael: N.W.A. would be good!
Benjamin: Yeah, N.W.A., that’s the answer!
Liv: If you could swap places with anybody else in the band, who would it be?
Michael: I’d like to play bass!
Ryan: I’d also like to play bass!
Lloyd: I’ll swap with myself as well, just have everyone playing bass!
Michael: Like Spinal Tap!
Ryan: The Bass Society!
Chloe: So you’d just be a band of bassists?
Michael: Yeah, like seven of us!
Chloe: If you could all be an animal, which animal would you be?
Ryan: We have this conversation all the time!
Lloyd: I’d be a giraffe because I’m head and shoulders above everyone else!
Ryan: I’d be a lion so I could eat Lloyd!
The Vryll Society currently have a summer residency at Liverpool’s very own The Magnet, playing shows on 25/08/17 and 29/09/17. You can grab tickets for the shows here, and follow the band on Twitter here.