The Velvet Hands will release new single ‘I Don’t Mind’ c/w The End
20th January 2017 and have new live shows lined up from the end of 2016.
Still teenagers, The Velvet Hands have caused quite a stir in the one year that they’ve been around. To date the band have clocked up 10,000 video views across YouTube and Facebook, and the seeds of a healthy following.
Self releasing their first two singles; ‘Games‘ and ‘Habit‘, they picked up some great online coverage, radio support from BBC Introducing and their first BBC 6 Music play from Radcliffe & Maconie. Support slots with The Bluetones, Yak and Wild Smiles followed.
Their debut (white 7”) vinyl release, ‘Trains‘ / ‘Curtains Closed‘ (Easy Action Records) was a Record Store Day in April 2016. All 300 copies sold out on the day. ‘Trains’ won further airplay from Radcliffe & Maconie.
The Velvet Hands also picked up plays from Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music, Gary Crowley on BBC London and continuing support from BBC Cornwall which resulted in appearances at Boardmasters Festival and Looe Festival.
Autumn 2016 has seen the band being spotted by landmark music event promoters including Mikey Jonn of This Feeling, Chris McCormack of Camden Rocks Festival, Mark Beaumont (NME) and other high profile interest. Their recent London appearance for This Feeling was a well received triumph, which has led to new possibilities for the future.
They are currently in Troubadour studios, Falmouth, working on their debut album which is scheduled for release on Easy Action Records in Summer 2017.
Fusing anthems, art and youthful energy/articulation with hard work, The Velvet Hands gain new friends and interest with every show and release.
29th Christmas Carnage – Free Entry gig with special guests, The Bastards at The New Inn, Tywardreath, Cornwall.
14th Camden Rocks All Dayer 12-10pm Proud (TVH stage time; around 5pm) £5+bf
20th ‘I Don’t Mind’ / ‘The End’ (digital and 7” blue vinyl – Easy Action Records – (EA45026))
08th London Show with Mark Beaumont at The Monarch
More shows/releases and news to be announced in the New Year.
image: The Velvet Hands, Autumn 2016. credit: Brian Robinson.