"One of my discoveries for the 2015 London Jazz Festival.. Good is Good"
"Dance to it, Make Love to it, Consume it, Listen to it, Stare at the Clouds to it.."
"They were the unexpected stars of a glitzy show " John Fordham
"One of the most exciting young UK groups I've heard this year, Vula Viel" Jez Nelson
Forward-thinking UK trio Vula Viel release their sophomore album, ‘Do Not Be Afraid’ on 25th January 2019,
continuing their unique musical journey centred around the Gyil (Ghanaian xylophone).
The band’s new set confidently weaves sparse polyrhythms and intricate rhythm structures around bandleader Bex
Burch’s Gyil lines and take the instrument’s sound into new territory, with bassist Ruth Goller (Acoustic Ladyland,
Melt Yourself Down, Rokia Traore) and drummer Jim Hart (Cloudmakers, Ralph Alessi, Electric Biddle) introducing a
rough, post-punk edge to the band’s sound.
In Bex’s own words: “I have loved making this music