After much anticipation, VYNCE release their debut EP ‘Waves’ and it’s a treat of indie-pop rock melodies.
Four-piece, consisting of Peter Pegasiou on vocals and guitar, Ollie Foster on guitar, Alex Whittaker on bass, and drummer Tom Davis, VYNCE ooze youth. After their initial enthusiasm from fans their EP has already received good press. The band can rest assured they’ll be able to continue pushing their name across the UK.
Opening single ‘April Showers’ sees Pegasiou’s indie vocals and lyric ‘do you love me…well let me go’ charm any listener. The steady drum beat and riffs throughout provide a solid tune for the band. It is a striking first single, making it no surprise that it is still the favourite among many fans.
The EP’s title track ‘Waves’ makes listeners prick up their ears as Pegasiou asks an imaginary girl to ‘take my hand and don’t let go’. It is the minimalism of the song that makes his vocals sound more raw. The muted instrumental interjection towards the end crescendos to the triumphant lyrical burst, just like the crashing of the waves onto the shore.
Injecting a more instrumental vibe, ‘Saint Lucia’ is the most toned down song of the entire EP. The vulnerability of the lyrics and instrumentals proves that the band can hit both the punchy energy of their original singles as well as the more stripped back title track and this one.
Closing single ‘Not My Girlfriend’ brings the album to a slick end with the catchy riff and clapping sound from the drums. The lyrics are simple but the song fits together due to its repetitive hooks and instrumentals.
As a whole the EP is an impressive debut from the young band. Their ability to switch between different sounds is admirable and any future releases can be expected to bring yet another element of the band’s aura.