Bath-based four-piece Vrillon are Will Hegarty (bass/vocals), Charlie Quarren-Evans (guitar/vocals), Henry Goddard (guitar) and George Armstrong (drums). They’ve built up a solid reputation and cult following in their local area, and they’ve just release single ‘Find You’. We spoke to the band to hear more about their approach to writing music and what their single is all about.
We love to use these open dreamy chords and fairly chill songs, however we have so much inspiration from heavy rock music so it all fuses together to create a unique blend of soft and grungy sounds.
First up, tell us bit about yourselves - what first got you into music?
We’ve always been involved in music. Henry, George and Charlie have been playing together since they were very young and Will has come from a very musical background and has been making music for as long as he can remember.
What got you all together?
Will was asked to join when the others were looking to form a new band but needed both a bassist and singer and noticed he could do both.
Were there any particular bands or artists you took inspiration from to form your musical and thematic style?
There are far too many influences to list but as a collective I’d say our main inspiration would be bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Mac deMarco and others like Ty Segal. Though as it said we take inspiration from so many different artists it’s impossible to say.
How would you describe your style?
I quite like the term ‘Distorted Ambience’ because we love to use these open dreamy chords and fairly chill songs, however we have so much inspiration from heavy rock music so it all fuses together to create a unique blend of soft and grungy sounds.
What drives you to write?
Anything, everything! We love writing music so there’s nothing that really drives us other than for the love of making music.
You’ve built up a cult following playing in your local area of Bath. Which venues have you been playing and which are your favourites?
There aren’t too many venues in Bath but I think Moles is still the best venue in the area because of its location, it’s vibe and the sound there is brilliant.
Tell us about your single ‘Find You’. What’s it about?
I’d say find you is about perusing your dreams or someone who you like, but it just being out of reach. It’s sort of a song about hope I guess, but I like to leave it down for other people to intemperate in their own way.
How does this single fit in on your forthcoming EP?
It will be the opening track of the EP, starting it all out on a light note. I won’t give too much away, but as the EP progresses, each song gets darker and darker…
When and where can we expect to see you live next?
We play at Moles on Thursday the 22nd with support from some of our favourite local bands, I think it’s going to be a good one!
If you could collaborate with any living artist, who would it be?
I dunno, Death Grips maybe? That would be something strange and different that I’d be excited to hear!
Finally, if you could wish for one thing to happen to the band in 2018, what would it be?
We’d love our EP to reach out to new fans across the UK and also we’d love to support more touring acts. We would also want to record some more songs later this year.
Watch the video for ‘Find You’ on YouTube below. For news and tour dates visit the Vrillon Facebook page.