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The Velvet Hands


  1. 1.
    This Feeling
  2. 2.
    Don't Be Nice to Me
  3. 3.
    Only Blame Myself
  4. 4.
    Sick Of Living
  5. 5.
    I Dont Mind
The Velvet Hands (Toby Mitchell, Dan Able, Sam Hilder and Louis Mitchell) blend slacker story-telling with fierce guitar hooks to create unstoppable energy that has drawn comparisons to The Strokes and Parquet Courts.
The Cornish four piece have been described by Gigslutz as ‘Jaw droppingly good’ and by NME as ‘full of bolshy Spirit’. The bands self recorded debut album went on to be Huw Stephens Radio 1 ‘Album of the week’, with John Kennedy of Radio X stating that ‘Every single they’ve released is an instant hit as far’.
Musically inspired by all of the greats, it’s their lyrics that bring the band hurtling into the 21st century. From 1 minute opener Sick of Living (you’re 16 and your life’s a sham, sick of living, yes I am), to the universal tales of toxic relationships and modern self doubt in ‘Only Blame Myself’ and ‘Games’. Their relatable lyrics and catchy melodies are winning hearts up and down the country, securing them support slots with Liam Gallagher, Paul Weller, YAK, The Bluetones and VANT.
On September 27th The Velvet Hands bring you their latest offering ‘This Feeling’.
October sees the band head out on a 5 date tour, on which 3 of the 5 dates have sold out.


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