Vrillon take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know new artists. This time, it’s the turn of Vrillon, who are celebrating being added to the Glastonbury line-up.

A song that made you want to make music?

Bones MDaddy Cool

Best rider you’ve had?

All we ever get is red stripe so… red stripe I guess?

Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?

We were waiting for a train and Charlie said a joke. Will couldn’t contain himself so he spat his pot noodle all over the table. It was a mess…

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“Once they’re gone, they are gone, never to be heard. Once forgotten, always rotting in the dirt.” ~ ‘Good Night, Bad Consequences’

Easiest song you wrote?

Find You wasn’t too tricky I guess.

Favourite song in your set?

‘This town ain’t big enough for the two of us’ is very spooky and fun to play!

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Would love Josh Homme to do some falsetto harmonies on a few tracks.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Trying to get everyone off their lazy arses! Trying to organise something is harder than herding kittens…

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Will used to have a Scottish accent. Now he just has a confusing mix of different voices.

Jokes you have in the band?

Charlie looks like many things/people: Matt Damon, Lex Luger, Meth Damon, a coconut, loads of various people who we’ve see on the street, you name it! But don’t let Charlie hear you say it…

Key to writing a song?

Never start it off by singing: “I was walking down the street.” If you stick to that rule you’ll be just fine.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Probably Exeter, in the arse end of nowhere! Took us ages to get there.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard was really inspiring. They performance and musicianship was on another level.

New band you’d recommend?

Herbie Bone. Two thirds of his band is Vrillon anyway, plus he also features in our live shows. So we’d definitely recommend.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

It would be great to open for someone with high energy. Maybe some like Metz? Probably.

Place you’d most like to tour?

It’s a dream to tour the USA. That would be nice.

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again! “Avocado is not real food, it’s edible air…”

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

White Waves represents regeneration of life. One wave crashes and dies but there will always be new waves behind it, though they are always doomed to end at some point.

See us live at?

Rabbit Hole, Glastonbury Festival, 5:30pm, Thursday 27th June 2019. Be there or be square!

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

It really depends who you listen to, like I’d rather listen to someone like Rolling Stones than Nicki Manaj (pure trash). But then there are so many new bands who I’d rather listen to than, let’s say, Bowie’s first album for example. God awful stuff.

Unusual merchandise?

We’re actually looking into getting ‘Vrillon Water’. This issue is if we be allowed to sell it in venues or not.

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

Would like to do an acoustic version of our song, ‘Dead in the Garden Shed’.

What do your fans mean to you?

If they love and support us then we can’t be happier. To know that some people really appreciate what you do is very comforting. Thanks fans!

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

If you come to our shows and you don’t like the sight of blood, then I suggest you don’t look at George’s hands. His knuckles are mangled.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Definitely George!

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Sloth, 100% sloth. We are too damn lazy for our own good.

Elizabeth Birt

June 11, 2019

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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