The Vryll Society and Hidden Charms entertain The Sugarmill

The Vryll Society

Only two days since our last venture to The Sugarmill, we were back again to see two bands that are on the rise The Vryll Society and Hidden Charms, with the support with local band Psysence.

Considering the number of times we watch bands at The Sugarmill we have never actually seen Psysence play, but I have to say that I was completely blown away. There isn’t much lyrics in their music, but their carefully blended guitars, keyboard and drums is the perfect package. ‘Chemicals For Breakfast’ is their best track with the echo of frontman Stephen Pye’s voice adding a really cool effect to the already unique sound. We at ICM look forward to seeing them again very soon!

Up next was joint headliners Hidden Charms, a four piece hailing from London, this was their first port of call on their Levitation tour with The Vryll Society. Now I personally have followed this band for quite some time now and I’ve been waiting for some new material since their amazing psychedelic rock single ‘Cannonball’. Now with their latest EP ‘Harder From Here’ includes some crazy guitar riffs and modern, electronic rock n roll sounds.

Until you get to titled track ‘Harder From Here’ were frontman Vincent put down the guitars and mic to get out his harmonica for a cowboy-esq track, which is clearly a lot different from their usual sound.

Liverpudlian five-piece, The Vryll Society took to the stage as headliners first this time round. Michael Ellis, Ryan Ellis, Lewis McGuinness, Benjamin Robinson, Lloyd Shearer last came to The Sugarmill back in March where they supported Blossoms which was a great spectacle so we were looking forward to this just as much as we loved their performance last time round.

Frontman, Michael Ellis still loves to play his gigs without his shoes once again, which is one of the most unusual thing, but he can’t beat Cabbage. They came a few weeks ago when he ripped his trousers and started putting his hand down his pants, to watch it was a bit awful and disgusting.

The Vryll Society’s latest single ‘A Perfect Rhythm’ does exactly what the title says; A. Perfect. Rhythm. Decicious guitars and soft vocals from Michael is the prefect match in this case to produce a great live track.

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ICM, full-time journalist, occasional photographer, Chelsea FC.

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