Following the release of their groundbreaking second record, Post Era , Glaswegian five-piece LYLO are playing a string of UK shows throughout the Summer including Cardiff’s Gwdihw cafe.
Following a series of high-profile support slots with the likes of Belle & Sebastian, White Denim, Porches, Molly Nilsson and Syd Arthur, not to mention five head-turning showcase appearances at SxSW Festival in Texas already this year, the quintet will now take their well-honed live show out on the road for a headline tour of their own.
Coinciding with the tour, LYLO will also be releasing the latest single from their Post Era album, the smooth-like-butter sounds of: “Yeah Boy” – out July 27 via the El Rancho label.
In 2015 freshly formed, Lylo recorded, produced and self-released their debut album Handsome Living, a mature debut, delicately conceived of Cocteau Twins and Style Council moments which laid down the foundations of their dream pop sound. The founding three-piece are Justin Allan (Drums), Mitch Flynn (Guitar/Vocal) and Jack Seaton (Bass) who together conceived the debut with Saxophonist Iain McCall in close proximity. Throughout 2016 the band developed their ideas, slowly tapping into a sound more realised with synth being added to the band in the form of Niall Morris.
Lylos latest album POST ERA was written, recorded, produced and mixed by the band between their flats in Glasgow. Released by the El Rancho label in January of this year, the record showcases their unique and diverse blend of blue eyed soul, jazz, post punk and modern pop influences with plaudits from the likes of The Line of Best Fit who hailed it as a “bizarrely eclectic melting pot of sound” and Loud & Quiet who praised its “instantly enjoyable” charms.
Catch Lylo live at Gwdihw, Cardiff on July 26.