The transformation is complete. After four years of incremental musical evolution, Leeds-based band Vessels – Lee J. Malcolm, Martin Teff, Peter Wright, Tim Mitchell and Tom Evans – emerge into the light with a brave and brilliant new sound, masterfully fusing the widescreen builds and elegant breakdowns of their previous work with altogether more physical electronic rhythms. With their new album “Dilate”, the band are firmly focussed on the euphoria of the dancefloor. Always a consummate live act, recent performances have been an unholy communion, two drummers front and centre, band and audience feeding off each other’s energy – not only at Glastonbury, but also at Berlin’s Berghain. Like Jon Hopkins, Moderat and Caribou before them, the band have pulled off the elusive trick of translating their intricate, sometimes epic, always uplifting studio creations to the live arena.
As of May 2016