The Pylons are a 4-piece indie band taking inspiration from the likes of Tame Impala, Jungle and Arcade Fire. Originally from Lincolnshire, the group now live in their house turned home studio in North West London. Not having to worry about limited studio time gives them the freedom to constantly listen, write and record together, allowing for an exploration of ideas and themes taken from a melting pot of influences.
Recently, the band haven’t been afraid to stray away from the songwriting techniques that guided their previous releases, recording collaborations with the likes of JJ Draper and AyiTe. As well as working with other artists, the band share a burning willingness to experiment with complex harmonies, distorted guitars, synthesisers and sampling, in order to shape their current output. Alex Dalton (Guitar), Joey Walker (Drums and Production) and Joe Davies (Keys and Horns) formed the band in 2013. Since then, they have honed a mature and confident sound, picking up spots at YNOT Festival, the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury and The Royal Albert Hall along the way. In 2018 Crosby Stewart joined on lead vocals, with long-time friend and sound engineer Barny Peplow also collaborating on new material.
In 2019, following a short hiatus, the band released a host of new singles which gained support from the likes of Alex Rainbird and Huw Stephens, who featured ‘Feel Good’ on BBC Radio 1. The band also returned to performing live with the new lineup, including supporting Valeras at Notting Hill Arts Club and a sold out hometown show in Lincoln. Aside from being in The Pylons, members can be found: producing and writing for other rising artists, such as Toby Johnson; organising Beyond The Woods Festival in Lincolnshire and promoting shows across the country; curating a new music blog; behind the sound desk at Printworks; and doing a PhD in Electrical Engineering (not all at the same time).