Velvet Morning Debut ‘Velvet Moon’

Velvet Morning Debut ‘Velvet Moon’

Out February 24th on Tree House Music
Stream the EP in full here

‘Clouds Come First’, drifts along serenely on eddying psych currents, seemingly tailor-made for those ‘funny cigarette’-induced moments where reality appears as a shrinking land-mass on the horizonThe Fly
‘Smoky atmospherics and caressing vocals. Louche temples that glide to their final destination. Music that the silhouettes from every Bond theme would be happy writing to.. the Southenders deliver on all counts’ NME Radar – 5th Feb
‘Velvet Morning’s heavy-lidded musical offerings wouldn’t have sounded out of place in Andy Warhol’s Factory.’ –  Noisey
‘’Paranoia’ opposes its title by running free into a cave of psych-enhanced expressions. Nods to Manchester staples collide with a ’60s-referencing waltz, all amounting to a song supreme with confidence, finitely aware of just how freaking cool it is.’DIY
‘Pretty phenomenal for such a new band.’Artrocker

Velvet Morning are a newly formed band whose art describes personality, truth, beauty, inspiration and euphoria in the form of guitar based psychedelia. They will surely paint a perpetual picture of glistening motion in your mind.

The group’s main songwriting source is the young artistic crooner Samuel Jones (Vocals/Guitars), supported by a band of slick musicians John Kirkwood (Bass), Luke Elgar (Guitars) and Chris Richardson (Drums). They hail from the sleepy Essex coastline of Southend-on-Sea, and although the town has at a time held an underground allure for spearheading a new wave scene with associated acts such as These New Puritans and The Horrors, to his credit Jones has always dwelled on breaking the small town mould even further, insistent on finding influence outside of his local mentality.

Predominantly siphoning psych stalwarts including The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Psychedelic Furs and Spacemen 3, the bands’ creative output also inadvertently adheres to a golden age of new cosmic idols – Moon Duo, Night Beats, White Fence, Hookworms and Psychic Ills to name a few. Yet in no way do these guys fail to present an original approach to their sound and to their songwriting. Velvet Morning very much display a uniquely avant-garde expression of the modern pop structure.

Their debut Velvet Moon, veering from multilayered instrumentation to sparse drone, themes itself around a slow, downbeat tempo, which really works to display how able the group are to accomplish a firmly controlled freakout. Decadently embellished by the pretty sounds of space and propelled by a smooth and tranquil baggy beat, Jones’ low, washed-out vocals retreat among the languid soundscapes encouraging a wholly atmospheric disposition. The EP is not without its hooks though. ‘Paranoia’ has undoubtedly potent lyrics and instrumental breaks, cinemising hallucinogenic tendencies to provide comfort to an itchy trip, while ‘Blue Jean Baby’ odes to The Factory era sixties with a velvety bassline crush.

Currently in the studio building their full length follow up, and playing regularly in London enhanced by projections and strobe, Velvet Morning intend to take off right up into space.

Velvet Morning are playing the following dates:
Feb 20th – The Railway Hotel, Southend – ‘Velvet Moon’ Acoustic Set
Feb 24th – Green Door Store, Brighton – EP Launch
March 7th – The Ship, Leigh On Sea
March 13th – The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington
16th – The Art School, Glasgow

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