To say The Velvet Hands have had an incredible summer would be an understatement. The Falmouth four-piece have been showcasing their explosive blend of punk-infused garage rock and roll on some of the biggest stages in the country, and now they’re about to launch the next part of their exciting story with their new music video for single ‘This Feeling’.
After just releasing ‘Don’t Be Nice To Me,’ a record that Gigwise described as “A ramshackle and rollicking sonic punch,” not to mention the multiple radio plays from the likes of Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy & Gordon Smart (Radio X), Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1) and Huw Stephens who said they’re “so good,” as well as support from NME who said they’re “full of bolshy spirit.” Now Toby Mitchell, Dan Able, Louis Mitchell and Sam Hilder are gearing up for their biggest work since 2018’s debut album ‘Party’s Over.’ Album number 2 is imminent, and ‘This Feeling’ is leading the way for the ruckus of what’s to follow.
Another undeniably infectious track with now a stunning visual video that encompasses just what the band are all about. Sounding somewhere in between Parquet Courts, The Strokes and The Stones, this is fearless, energetic and overflowing with an inimitable swag and attitude. Featuring no-nonsense sing-along verses, devastatingly catchy choruses and an arm-around-your-friends’-shoulder bridge, it’s amazing what they’ve captured in just over two and a half minutes. On creating ‘This Feeling’ the band added:
“This Feeling is a lo-fi love song about how frail relationships can be in the modern age. Social media can both spark and smother romance very quickly and it seems modern couples have no escape from each other. Musically the song is energetic and fierce, inspired by bands such as Buzzcocks and Parquet Courts.”
Renowned for putting on one of the most unpredictable and exciting live shows around, it’s no surprise that they recently supported Liam Gallagher and Fontaines D.C at Cornwall’s Eden Sessions. Within the same few weeks they also supported Paul Weller and headlined stages at Isle Of Wight Festival and Y Not. Their ever-growing fanbase now reaches just about every corner of the country and after finishing a mammoth festival season, The Velvet Hands will be headlining the following dates in October:
A band on the cusp of something very special, they are without a doubt one of the most exciting up and coming artists around and you’re about to experience the biggest part of their journey so far – make sure you get involved with this one.