New Volume create alternative rock that can make you think or make you move.
The South Africa-born and London-based trio—Tyron Layley on lead vocals, and guitar, Ryan Morris on lead guitar and vocals, and Adam Jenkins on drums —find soul within electronic-tinged soundscapes on their full-length debut album, Envy via Sumerian Records. In fact, the robust and rich nature of the sound belies the fact there’s only three band members.
High school friends, the boys traded South Africa for London together, setting their sights on realising a lifelong collective musical dream. In 2013, they formed New Volume equally indebted to soul and blues as eighties Depeche Mode. Independently, they toured throughout the UK and Europe with the likes of Anberlin and Young Guns even achieving #1 radio success in countries such as Poland. Sumerian Records stumbled upon their music online in 2014, inking a deal with the group shortly thereafter. The process of recording and producing Envy would tap into a singular mystique.
Check out New Volume’s latest single ‘Should’ve Said So’ below!
That comes to life on the 2016 single “Back to Blood.” Building from a delicate hum, the song eventually spirals into an infectious and impassioned chorus. “It’s a two-part story of a family feud I had,” admits Tyron. “The first part paints a picture of my sister and I going through some issues, and the second part is an angry version of that feud happening.”
Meanwhile, the album opener “One Touch” illuminates a striking balance between seductive melodies and delightfully uneasy sonic tension. “That song kicked off the entire record,” he adds. “Lyrically, we tried to explore things like sex and love from an adult perspective. It’s a mature look at things everyone deals with and goes through.”
Here is New Volume performing ‘One Touch’ in a live session. find out more about the song below!
New Volume must be seen as well as heard though. It’s their live show that amplifies the entire experience.
“You’ve got to see a show,” Tyron leaves off. “That’s where the music and the aesthetic come together. We hope you feel what we felt while making this.” It’s a new chapter for alternative music.
Let’s what New Volume has to say about Vocalzone!!
“I use Vocalzone religiously for my warmups and during performances. Some of our sets have very few breaks so I need to keep my voice hydrated. Right before I go on stage I pop a Vocalzone in my mouth and it keeps my voice hydrated for most of the set. It’s become such a ritual that I can’t play a show without it.”