EXCLUSIVE: The Velvet Hands ‘Games’ Lyric Video Premiere

EXCLUSIVE: The Velvet Hands ‘Games’ Lyric Video Premiere

Cornish band The Velvet Hands release live favourite ‘Games’ on the 22nd of September, its the second single from their debut album, ‘Party’s Over’, slated for release early in 2018 and follows ‘Sick Of Living’, their RSD17 7″ vinyl. We have the first airing for the lyric video, obvious comparisons for their brand of spiky rabble rousing punky spirit and frantic vocal sparring, are the Libertines and The Damned, watch it above.

The Velvet Hands have released a string of DIY singles over the past few years, backed up by live sets starring two front men, Toby Mitchell and Dan Able, who wrestling for the mic, driven by a urgent rhythm section; Sam Hilder (bass) and Louis Willbourne (drums). The Velvet Hands have already played shows with landmark live club, This Feeling, performed at The Great Escape Festival 2017.

Press pic by Magda Magdalena Jakubi

2 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE: The Velvet Hands ‘Games’ Lyric Video Premiere

  1. I went to a punk all-dayer yesterday… and it kinda backed up my feelings.

    It is 2017, and for punk to be of any real merit at all it needs to have exceptional levels of energy, and / or the politics to make it interesting (depressingly this can come from simple thoughtful resistance (Idles?), or from simply being all-female, majority female, transgender, etc etc).

    Best bands by a mile were the the all-female Screech Bats and the incredibly energetic Freakouts (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP52Cn9xols).

    Velvet Hand go in the “what’s the point?” box for me, subject to two caveats. They sound like they might well be at the very top of the pile in terms of “what’s the point?” punk bands, and I’d probably go see them and love them live if they were playing within 20 minutes’ walk of my home.

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