KOYO — Tetrachromat

KOYO is a new Leeds UK based 5-piece band — named after the Japanese word for colourful autumn leaves — who have their feet in the sounds of the Floydish Seventies but their heads entirely in the 21st-century.

Huw Edwards (lead vocals, guitar) Jacob Price (sampling, synthesisers) Seb Knee-Wright (guitars) Dan Comlay (bass) and Tom Higham (drums) draw on influences from bands such as Tame Impala.

The vocals blossom beautifully and a skinny bass wriggles...
The vocals blossom beautifully and a skinny bass wriggles…

The band will release their first single this Spring, titled Tetrachromat.

Recorded in Foel Studio in Welshpool , Wales the band coherently unify sounds that range from rocky My Bloody Valentine to ambient Slowdive … to craft ambitious and ingenious sonic soundscapes.

We had a listen:

Amber synths slide into position over deft rhythms.

The vocals blossom beautifully and a skinny bass wriggles.

The chord progression almost follows Stairway to Heaven [and why not?] so will no-doubt bring comparisons to Led Zeppelin… though the sounds here are not so edgy nor muscular.

This is electric progressive folk with a whirl and a swirl. And more than a little style…

Words: Neil Mach 2017 ©
Link: https://www.facebook.com/koyoband

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