THE VELVET HANDS - ‘Games’
September 22nd via Easy Action Records
“Full of bolshy spirit”, The NME
“This is short but very sweet”, Mark Radcliffe, BBC 6 Music
“I'm really into that, they're making an unholy noise and we like that a lot. Feeling that one”, Phil Taggart, BBC R1
“This is short and sweet, sounding and looking really good”, John Kennedy, Radio X
“A band from Cornwall we’ve played before, also supported by Tom Robinson”, Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
“Cover all breakable things, wow this is great.....a real statement of intent, a lovely edge to that, a vitality”, Gary Crowley, BBC Introducing London
“The Velvet Hands have returned with an incredible new single,“ Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio
"We could be witnessing the emergence of another great British band. Jaw droppingly good", Gigslutz
“Ones to watch, “ This Feeling
FFO: The Amazons, The Strokes, The Damned, VANT
The Velvet Hands release their second single, ‘Games’ on 8th September via Easy Action Records and across all digital formats.
The Velvet Hands are the latest band to emerge from Cornwall’s blistering garage-rock (‘Kernow Wave’ - NME) 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. The Velvet Hand’s blistering live sets, with two frontmen 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 second single taken from their debut album, Party’s Over slated for release early in 2018.
‘Games’ was recorded at Troubadour Studios, Falmouth and produced by Ben Woods (ex -Lost Dawn/The Golden Dregs). New single ‘Games’ is filled to the brim with charisma and swagger that the band effortlessly exude. Garage-y, punky and punchy, the new single is another boisterous offering 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! The Velvet Hands are Toby Mitchell, Dan Able, Louis Willbourne and Sam Hilder.
Airplay support includes, Phil Taggart, BBC R1; David White, BBC Introducing Cornwall; Gary Crowley, BBC Introducing London; Fresh On The Net, Listening Post 249; Radcliffe & Maconie, Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music; John Kennedy, Radio X; Rhys Mwyn, BBC Radio Cymru; BBC Radio Cornwall; Made In Chelsea, E4; Cardiff Radio; GTFM, Morphettes Radio; NCB Radio; shmuFM plus tastemaker publications NME, Gigslutz and Ralph’s Life Indie Blog.
Sept 7th: The Half Moon, Putney
Sept 18th: The O2 Academy Islington
1st Oct: Looe Festival
2nd Oct: The Mono, Falmouth
11th Nov: MTV London Music Showcase, The Old Blue Last
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