LYLO – ‘You Have Your Father’s Eyes’ [El Rancho]

‘You Have Your Father’s Eyes’ is the first release from Glaswegians LYLO since their 2015 mini-album Handsome Living.

Already an oddity unto themselves by the fact that they are one of the only bands around who have a saxophonist amongst their members, the band have garnered an ever growing reputation as a formidable live act.

The single is a work of beauty – from the moment the atmospheric intro leads into the jazz funk of the verses, LYLO have you hooked.

Mitch Flynn’s dreamy, reverb-drenched vocals on the chorus gently chime “you know it gets me every time” benefitting from their own idyllic production.

By the time Iain McCall’s sax solo draws the track to a close amongst a cacophony of noise, an almost spiritual journey is complete.

In fact, the lusciousness of ‘… Father’s Eyes’ is only matched by the b-side – ‘Submerge’, the Pink Floyd-esque instrumental only broken by Flynn purring “submerge me in his love”.

With far too many artists so eager to release music as quickly as possible, LYLO have taken the time to let their material organically come to fruition.

With a full-length album, tentatively titled Post Era, slated for release later in the year, LYLO have swooped under the radar to become trailblazers in what is an already thriving scene.

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Words: Graham McCusker

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