Monday, 1 February 2016

New Music: Introducing - Thyla

It’s no wonder that Europe’s leading new music festival, the Great Escape, locates itself in Brighton. There seems to be some sort of creative energy that emanates from the place, giving the south coast central town a strong argument for being, outside of London, one of the hottest locations for emerging talent. 

Its latest export is Thyla, a four piece consisting of Millie on vocals and guitar, Elis on electric guitar, Danny on drums and Dan on bass. And the name? Well according to our good old friend Google (where would we be without it?) the word Thyla can be found in the fictitious language of Vulcan, although none of the band lay any claim to being Trekkies or sourcing the name from that.

Thyla’s sound has occasion to aim for the stars though, being both both ethereal and big riffing; there’s reference points to dream pop, 80’s and 90’s alt-rock and even a hint of Sonya Madden from Echobelly in the vocal delivery. New single Car Crash, streaming below, is a slice of guitar heavy indie from the chamber of atmospherics that ducks and dives to ensure you’re never quite sure what it’s going to do next. Millie’s yowl is both savage and beautiful and the guitars full bloodied and stomach churning, in a good way. Alongside previous tune Us And Them it puts down a promising start for Thyla. Another point to Brighton.

Thyla - Car Crash

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