LYLO @ Stereo, Glasgow, 26 Jan
Glasgow's LYLO do their new album Post Era more than justice tonight at a sold-out Stereo
LYLO are a band with plenty of reasons to celebrate right now. Their recent release Post Era is a serious early contender for best Scottish record of the year; the group have been steadily growing their fanbase with a string of excellent local shows; and on the back of this, they're off to the States next month to play the esteemed SXSW showcase festival in Texas. No wonder there's a near-manic flush of excitement in the air tonight at Stereo for Post Era's official launch.
Support act Pleasure Pool are sadly a last-minute no show, but the gap is ably filled by impressive young talents Walt Disco, who deliver a slick set of new wave pop noise full of crooning vocals and whimsical guitar riffs. The five-piece recently released the swooning single Dream Girl #2, a playful ballad that bodes very well for the release of their debut EP later this year. Band-of-the-moment Kaputt also hand over an absording set – it's no wonder they've been booked left, right and centre for a string of recent shows.
Tonight's sold-out affair is completely heaving by the time LYLO grace us with their presence. They more than do justice to their new album with an exuberant performance that lets the highlights of Post Era really shine – Turn My Jacket could be a set highlight, but in truth this whole evening goes from strength to strength; the kind that leaves you euphoric, and with a blinding hangover the next day.