London based band Velvet Hands have caused quite a stir in the year that they’ve been around. Self releasing their first two singles; ‘Games’ and ‘Habit’, they picked up some notable online coverage and radio support from BBC 6 Music DJ’s Radcliffe & Maconie and Steve Lamacq. BBC Introducing have been supporting them from the beginning, offering the band slots on their BBC intro stages at both Boardmasters and Looe festival over the summer.
Now, they have just released the fantastic new single, ‘I Don’t Mind’.
It’s a fast paced and rowdy tune, with Libertines-esque guitars and Supergrass-like melodies. This is a band that seem to be heading down a path that has been heavily trampled on over the past decade, ever since the rise of the Arctic Monkeys. Yet, these guys do it fearlessly and with a boyish, unconscious energy. This energy made Alex Turner a star and I’m sure The Velvet Hands will fly as well.
The Velvet Hands
Official website: http://www.thevelvethands.co.uk/