Today’s new music spotlight is on The Velvet Hands

Location: Cornwall

Line-up: Toby Mitchell (guitar / vocals), Dan Able (guitar / vocals), Sam Hilder (bass), Louis Mitchell (drums)

About: 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’. 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.

What Hidden Herd say: ‘This Feeling’ flourishes in it’s transportive qualities – a riotous anthem that flies us to warmer memories with intonations of happiness and youthful exuberance.

For fans of: The Strokes, Parquet Courts


Latest track: ‘This Feeling’