Formed in the early spring of 2016 by guitarist Rob Halford, drummer Luke Fields and vocalist Liam Boyd, VLLNS are a snarling, high energy three- piece band who aim to breath new life into the alternative rock scene. The band have been noted for their use of distortion effects units instead of a traditional bass player, who’s sound has been described as a “dirty blues infusion” and one that “takes the listener to a sawdust strewn bar-room”.
The Dublin natives have their roots firmly planted in the grips of blues rock and alternative rock, often being compared to such bands as The Black Keys, King’s Of Leon and more recently, Royal Blood. Having released their debut single, “ The Devil & The Deep Sea”, in early January 2018 to a sold out show in Dublin’s Bello Bar and follow up single “Talons” making it’s debut on Irish Radio, the trio’s highly anticipated premiere EP “Sentiments” is set to make waves when it arrives this coming July.
REMY MUSIC – IRISH PLAYLIST #18 – 22/01/18
“Dublin alternative and blues-rock trio VLLNS shared debut single ‘The Devil & The Deep Sea‘ on New Years Day, and it grows very quickly with each listen. Somehow managing to sound both loose and tight in delivering their sound, the chorus is made ear-catching with its quick-fire bass-lines and thudding percussion, and the final third sees some bang on blues riffs to top it all off.”
TIM @ EMERGINGINDIEBANDS.COM – JANUARY 4TH 2018
“The Irish brit-blues-rock trio VLLNS are finalising the details of their debut LP Sentiments planned for release later this year.
On the 1st they revealed their debut single The Devil & The Deep Sea which will also be the penultimate of the six tracks on the album. A track that bodes well for the fuller release with a contained energy that pumps its way around the room on the backbone of a powerful trotting percussion, prior to picking up the reigns with the tempo rising.
Frayed guitar is given space to take the spotlight giving the song, along with the vocal, its dirty blues infusion that takes the listener to a sawdust strewn bar-room while the bass is working on such loose strings it is possible to catch their sound of recoil as they slap back in to place, which minds of a saloon-bar swing door creaking on its hinges.
A follow up single – Talons – is also set for release imminently and having had the opportunity to give it a listen too I am confident that the album will be one to grab hold of when it does surface.”
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