Label: Easy Life Records
Released: 28th January 2022
Having been kicking around for a few years now, Brighton four-piece Thyla’s rousing variety of crunching guitar tunes has finally made its way into a ready-made batch. As promised, their self-titled debut is a heart-tugging collision; emotional rapture for the ones ready to shake it off to the sound of a gigantic chorus.
The Thyla formula for success – crumbling bass, darting guitar lines and vocalist Millie Duthie’s howling vocals – has been building over those years and in one swift move, they’ve captured just what it feels like to be living and learning in a world so manic. ‘Breathe’ is a banger of reserved proportions, letting the melody roll in like a glistening tide, while cuts like ‘Kin’ dig their heels in, propelling Thyla forward as if Vin Diesel’s at the wheel.
All in, Thyla’s debut is an ambitious grab at moving forward, and it feels like they’ve gone and cracked it just about managing to balance the ambition with the execution as they twirl the explosive with the subdued.