The Velvet Hands, ‘Party’s Over’. Debut Album Released May the 4th; CD and Vinyl April the 21st; Digital and Limted Edition Record Store Day Vinyl Label : Zen10 / East Action Records “every single they’ve put out so far is an instant hit as far as I’m concerned” (John Kennedy, Radio X) “they’re making an unholy noise and we like that a lot” (Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1) “we could be witnessing the emergence of another great British band. Jaw droppingly good” (GigSlutz) “truly acerbic rok and roll” (This Feeling Big In 2018) Track Listing: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Sick Of Living Only Blame Myself Trains Curtains Closed Habit Gimme Some Time
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I Don’t Mind Everyone Is Ead Games Birthday Blues Party’s Over The End
The album was written by The Velvet Hands, recorded by Ben Woods (ex Lost Dawn) and produced and mixed by Ben Woods and Jam X Jules at Troubadour Studios in Falmouth. Fans can buy ‘Party’s Over’ as a digital or limited edition Record Store Day album vinyl from 21st April with the official release on CD and standard vinyl on 4th May.
The Velvet Hands (Toby Mitchell, Dan Able, Sam Hilder and Louis Willbourne) blend slacker story telling and belting guitars reminiscent of The Strokes or contemporaties such as The Vacciines, with rousing punk choruses that recall The Clash. Onstage their raucous high energy live sets and swagger have seen the tussling front men, Able and Mitchell, likened to The Libertines. Live, as on record, The Velvet Hands embody the pure unbidled essence of rock n roll. Musically with their punchy, riff laden tracks but also in their abilit to encapsulate lyrically the feelings of their young generation. From the disillusion of punk opener, ‘Sick Of Living’ (“You’re 16 and your life is a sham, sick of living, yes I am”) to the universal tales and toxic relationsips and navigating romance with low self-esteem on ‘Games’ and ‘Only Blame Myself’, respectively, throgh to a slower, reflecting song of self-doubt and isolation, ‘Curtains Closed’. Contemplative song writing that belies the band’s young age. Still barely out of their teens, The Velvet Hands were born out of the NME coined ‘Kernow Wave’, Conrwall’s blistering garage-rock scene, and are now a focal point of of the nation’s mushrooming underground guitar scene. The band have spent the last 18 months releasing a string of successful DIY singles ‘Only Blame Myself’, ‘Games’, ‘Habit’, ‘Trains’, ‘I Don’t Mind’ and ‘Sick Of Living’, and now, ‘Just Give Me Some Time. Every single one with support from (among others) BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, 6 Music, Radio X (with Gordon Smart making ‘Only Blame Myself’ his Track Of The Day. The Velvet Hands have virtually released a Greatest Hits as a debut album. Appreciating the support, the band have been interviewed by Gary Crowley of BBC London, and most recently recored a live session for music guru John Kennedy of Radio X after playing his monthly Remedy Live Music Night. Influencer music blogs can be found dancing down the front at their shows, which are definitely about having fun. “they could have easily jumped out of the Cavern Club” (Indie Underground) “The second coming of rock and roll” (For The Love Of Bands). The Velvet Hands have supported Yak, Paves, Sisteray, LIINES and played landmark venues such as The Water Rats and the 100 Club. They have also played various festivals, including the BBC Introducing stage at Boardmaster. They play a free show at The Truskell Club in Paris on 27th April (“fast becoming the British rock n roll Embassy” – Music Tourist Board) before that, they support Shader at Jimmy’s in the Northern Quarter of Manchester on Record Store Day, invited back to This Feeling Club. Then bigger stages with The Bluetones in May: 2nd Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 4th Exeter Lemon Grove 5th Bristol SWX 7th Oxford 02 Academy
The party’s just begun https://thevelvethands.co.uk Press: Hannah Gould PR email@example.com 079 7400 0415 DIY PR Rocklands ArtBeat firstname.lastname@example.org 075 3540 2261
Debut album released 4th May with a Ltd Edition Physical on 21st April