Despite Manchester band Velocets describing themselves as being 'relatively new to the scene', 2012 proved to be a very promising year. After the BBC Introducing picking up on their debut track 'Sophie', the band were constantly gigging throughout the year and went on to play a number of summer festivals including Big Bear, Farmer Phils & ROTR Festival.
They've followed that up throughout 2013 with some prolific gigging, not only on the festival circuit again, but establishing themselves as a major force in many of the pubs and clubs in Manchester. For such a young band their work ethic is exemplary.
'Naked' is an example of their lyric writing ability belying their tender years. It's a low tempo, plaintive track full of sweet strings and strong vocals that tear at your heartstrings and stick in your head.
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After headlining a hometown gig at Kraak Gallery in Manchester, they were invited into Blueprint Studios (Home of Elbow etc) to lay down two new tracks so 2013 is shaping up well. It will see Velocets return to Big Bear Festival, as well as playing a very special gig at the National Tattoo Convention (Liverpool) in the Lifestyle Lounge. In January they returned to Kraak for a headline MPTV showcase gig with support from the excellent Mama Roux and The Gullwings.
Don't miss their headline slot at the Mr Peeps Presents gig in The Castle Hotel, Manchester on the 16th August andThe Bay Horse, manchester on the 23 August with Hull's Just Mammals, they'll be stormers.
'Tell It To Your Kids' is a punchier, punkier drum driven track and looking like a fans favourite at gigs. Guaranteed to get the 'joint jumping'.
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Dominic Allen drums
Adam Walsh guitar/vocals
Elliott Berriman bass/vocals.
They're playing honest in your face rock 'n' roll with just a hint of The Fall sprinkled through it. With tunes like 'Sophie' they're bringing a fresh, clean sound, strong lyrics with anthemic potential.