New Cornwall/London rockers, The Velvet Hands are, according to feedback so far; “a wonderful mess, a soundtrack for demolition.” (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music) with “snarling vocals and intense riffs” (GigSlutz) that is “full of bolshy spirit.” (NME). Very much looking and sounding the part, they encompass elements of The Strokes, The Stones and the Clash in their Garage rock ‘n’ roll storytelling.
There is swagger in their tunes but sufficient depth in what they’re saying to be taken seriously. They may be fresh faced, but these are not nursery rhymes. The band revealed themselves to the general public in Autumn 2015 with the self released double A-side CD and download ‘Games’ / ‘Who Cares’. Soon they were sharing stages with the likes of Yak and The Bluetones, while collecting a healthy amount of very cool festival slots.
The Velvet Hands made an impression on 2016 with their first London headline show. They packed the East End’s Urban Bar, and a few days later added Steve Lamacq, of BBC Radio 6 Music, to their key radio shows. In Autumn, they headed off on their a Cornwall Calling tour, starting at Boardmasters Festival where BBC Introducing exclaimed their set as “frankly awesome”.
In early 2017, The Velvet Hands new single ‘I Don’t Mind’ was released on Easy Action Records as the band took things to the next level.