Thursday, 1 November 2012

PYLO – SINGLE REVIEW

Pylo - Enemies

Pylo – Enemies (Young & Lost Download Club)

Release Date: 26th November

It’s debut single time again! It seems I get sent a lot of these but I wouldn't have it any other way – I love a new band, fresh off the presses. Pylo are a quintet from Bath who say they are aiming to be ‘more than the sum of their parts’ which is a bold statement and also a slightly dangerous one. ‘Enemies’ stumbles in as a gentle and inoffensive Mumford-esque strum along and but is soon invigorated by some heavily distorted power chords. This combination essentially makes Pylo a slightly heavier Coldplay but there is a real sense with this song that it needs dragging along a bit. There are the falsetto vocals, the loud-quiet-loud bits and, for a band that only formed in early 2012, an incredibly polished sound but it just doesn't ignite. There is no spark, no hook and not one stand out lyric. Fair play to the boys from Bath, it’s an impressive debut but it does sound rather like a Snow Patrol album track and at just under 5 minutes it’s perhaps a little too long for a single. I reckon a little more gigging and refining though and Plyo could well be on to something.

More information:

Live dates:
2nd November – The Porter, Bath
10th November – Moles, Bath
11th November – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London
21st November – Camden Barfly, London
24th November – Cherrie’s, Bridgewater
27th November – TBC, Bristol
29th November – Distrikt, Leeds
20th November – Babylon, Scunthorpe

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