If you like music that has words like huge and epic embedded in its very core, then you’ll love Pylo, a band from Bath who construct songs that seem to prove that rock can still be a powerful, uplifting and beautiful beast.
Formed in the spring of 2012 Pylo consist of Matthew Aldus, James Scott, Richard Gully, Max Blunos, and Johan Jorgensen. The first song that grabbed our ears was Enemies (streaming below). It's a tune that grows from acoustic strum into full-on throw-your-head-back-and-feel-the-force power riffs in a matter of fifty seconds. Did we mention huge? Well it’s more than that. It’s deliriously colossal. Enemies is the sort of song designed to get 30,000 fists pumping the air at a festival, leaving punters feeling spent and exhilarated afterwards. It’s the type of music and they’re the type of band that’s deeply unfashionable / old fashioned right now, but we get the feeling that Pylo don’t care about that, they’re just writing good songs and that’s all that matters – whatever the genre.
It’s not all gut wrenching riffs though. Their song View (video below) shows a more soothing sound, albeit with guitars that sound like they’re on a mission to find a stadiums. This is the one to get the lighters out to. Rock like this doesn't often find a place on Breaking More Waves, but when a song knocks us for six as Enemies did when we first heard it, it would be churlish not not feature it.
Pylo play a whole host of London dates this October (check their website for full details).
Pylo - Enemies
Pylo - View (Video)