Dublin alt-rock trio VLLNS released their 2nd single of 2018 on Friday, ‘Talons’, retaining the grit of last single ‘The Devil & The Deep Sea’ whilst at the same time taking a more laidback approach to their delivery. A grinding and durty blues rock riff snarls constantly throughout, sounding like a studio recording of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club back at their early beginnings, ‘Talons’ casts its smokey eyes at you in a flirty manner and you’re almost waiting for a bombastic explosion to arrive, it doesn’t, but this has you wanting more.
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.”
Pure M Magazine – January 4th 2018
“Three piece Dublin band VLLNS have just released their debut single “The Devil & The Deep Sea”. The band recently completed a number of shows in some of Dublin’s well known venues and recently released their debut track on January 1st 2018
VLLNS formed in mid 2016 and can be described as a band who are firmly gripped within the sounds of Blues Rock, and Alternative Rock, with common likeness’ to bands such as Kings Of Leon and The Black Keys.
Often remembered as an effects heavy driven band, who do not have a bass player, instead favouring the use of effects units to get their desired sound.
The band have been working on their debut single, along with their accompanying EP “Sentiments” since June last year, and finally released their debut single on all websites and apps such as Spotify, SoundCloud and iTunes.”
Tim @ EmergingIndieBands.com – January 4th 2018
“The Irish brit-blues-rock trio VLLNS are finalising the details of their début LP Sentiments planned for release later this year.
On the 1st they revealed their début 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.”