Friday, 21 July 2017

The Velvet Hands

Games 2 shrink.jpgThe Velvet Hands release their second single, Games on September 8th via Easy Action Records and across all digital formats.

The Velvet Hands are the latest band to emerge from Cornwall’s blistering garage-rock scene. The ambitious, Stones x Strokes tinged quartet formed in 2015 at Truro College (and are still in their teens) and already have released a string of standout DIY singles.

Their blistering live sets, with two front-men Dan Able and Toby Mitchell wrestling for the mic, has seen them booked for a run of big name gigs, and support slots with the likes of The Bluetones, Yak and Wild Smiles. Games follows their #RSD2017 release Sick Of Living and is the 2nd single taken from their debut album, Party's Over due for release in 2018.

The Velvet HandsGames was recorded by The Velvet Hands at Troubadour Studios, Falmouth and produced by Ben Woods (ex -Lost Dawn/The Golden Dregs).

It's filled to the brim with charisma and swagger that the band effortlessly exude. It's louche vocal reminds me of The Buzzcocks at their height, however; for those whose memory doesn't stretch that far back, their Garage-esque, punky and punchy guitar driven new single is deemed to be reminiscent of the best of early 2000s guitar bands and a rousing two fingered salute to freedom, youth and a defiance in doing your own thing within the confines of relationships.

Ralph is giving the track a spin on this Sunday's Radio KC Indie show (5-7pm GMT) and they're high on his Ones to Watch list.

The Velvet Hands are Toby Mitchell, Dan Able, Louis Willbourne and Sam Hilder.


July 27th: Port Eliot Festival

July 28th: Leopolooza Festival - Mono Stage

July 30th: Leopolooza Festival - BBC Introducing Stage

August 10th: The New Inn,  Tywardreath

August 11-13th: Boardmasters Festival - Headlining BBC Introducing Stage

October 1st: Looe Festival

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