+ NEW SINGLE “TELEPHONE LOVE”
OUT 28 OCTOBER
London-via-Cornwall four-piece THE VELVET HANDS have announced a string of UK live dates for this November.
Fresh off the back of a stellar summer run of festivals and headline shows across the country, The Velvet Hands are set to hit the road again this Winter with stops in Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Falmouth and Plymouth. Tickets are on sale now: https://www.thevelvethands.co.uk
As well as a triumphant set at this years’ Boardmasters, the band put in an impressive performance at the Pilton Party Auditions Final, where Michael Eavis hand-picked them to support at the infamous Pilton Party. They also played sold out headline shows in London and Falmouth earlier this year, and the foursome have been gaining traction with their riotous recent releases including “I Wanna Be There” and “Holiday In My Head”.
With their second album set to land next year, The Velvet Hands have also confirmed the release of their new single “Telephone Love”, out 28 October. Recorded at The Cube Studios in Perranporth, the track was mixed by Jamx Jules and John Logan at The Cave Studio in Par with mastering by John Cornfield.
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The Velvet Hands are Toby Mitchell, Dan Able, Louis Mitchell and Sam Hilder. Blending slacker story-telling with belting guitar riffs reminiscent of The Strokes or Parquet Courts with rousing punk choruses that recall The Clash, the band formed amidst Cornwall’s blistering garage-rock scene before relocating to London and making a name for themselves on the capital’s underground guitar circuit.
Praised as being “full of bolshy spirit” by NME, the band’s self-recorded debut album was Huw Stephens’ Album Of The Week on Radio 1. Their recent releases have also caused a stir with range of tastemaker blogs including Fred Perry Subculture, Gigslutz and God Is In The TV, with the latter praising them as “brash garage punk rabble-rousers somewhere between the attitude of early Cribs or Libertines with the death and glory of The Clash.” Recent single “I Wanna Be There” was also awarded Track of the Week by The Rodeo Magazine, who said: “we wanna be wherever The Velvet Hands are because this new song is IT.”
Gaining airplay Radio X, BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing amongst others, the band have also supported the likes of Fontaines D.C., VANT, Wallows and Paul Weller, played an Independent Venue Week show with Frank Turner, opened for Liam Gallagher at The Eden Project in 2019 and headlined stages at Isle of Wight and Y Not? Festivals.
Now set to hit the road again this Winter, full dates and details of The Velvet Hands’ upcoming live shows are below.
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THE VELVET HANDS – 2022 LIVE DATES
02 – The Jacaranda, Liverpool*- Sold Out!
03 – Castle, Manchester^
09 – The Crown, Bristol^
10 – The Cornish Bank, Falmouth^
11 – Underground, Plymouth
^w/ Factor 50
Tickets on sale here: