The Velvet Hands to release RSD single ‘Trains’ & Dates
Fast rising Cornwall four piece The Velvet Hands return with the vital punk sound of their new single ‘Trains’ released as a limited issue 7” through Easy Action Records(home to The Black Tambourines, Lost Dawn) this Record Store Day on the April 16th. With both sides of the release ‘Trains’ and b-side ‘Curtains Close’ being available as a digital single on the 29th of April.
Exciting four-piece The Velvet Hands release new single ‘Trains’ on the 16th of April and celebrate with a raft of shows. Revealing yet another quiver in their sonic armoury powered by a thunderous rhythm, memorable riffs and snarling choruses ‘Trains’ is an unstoppable force, the urgent spite laden sound of a band eager to escape with a punky spirit that’s impossible to ignore. While b-side ‘Curtain Closes’ shows their potential to shift songwriting gears whilst retaining the bristling attitude of a band with a fierce D.I.Y. mark them out as a band with the ability to fight for your attention.
Their new release follows the release of two singles and a series of unmissable shows in the past six months the melodically powerful ‘Habit’ [March 2016] caused a real stir with God Is In The TV calling it a “brash garage punk rabble-rouser somewhere between the attitude of early Cribs or Libertines colliding with the death or glory of the Clash.” While debut double a-side Games/Who Cares [Oct, 2015] announced their arrival last year, both came out on Cornish label JamX Records.
The Velvet Hands encompass elements of The Strokes’ D.I.Y high energy garage-rock and charismatic push and pull storytelling, but with a big dollop of snarling rock ‘n’ roll, it’s a sound FreshontheNet have aptly described as “a wonderful mess, a soundtrack for demolition.”
The band’s raucous-yet-super-tight live sets (with early shows at Boardmaster plus support slots with The Bluetones, Wild Smiles, Yak and Lost Dawn) have been described as “full of bolshy spirit” [NME]. With Dan Able and Toby Mitchell – the two lead singers/guitarists – tussling for position at the mic there’s a punk-rock ethos at play both on record and live.
To coincide with RSD release ‘Trains’, The Velvet Hands play the following dates in April:
Newquay – Whiskers – April 6th
Plymouth – Underground – April 8th
Music Nostalgia Record Store –Truro – April 16th (7.45 am)
New Inn – St Austell – April 16th
Urban Bar – London E1 – April 21st
Amersham Arms – London – April 30th – tbc
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