London-via-Cornwall four-piece THE VELVET HANDS share their blazing new single “Telephone Love”, and announce their new album ‘Sucker Punch’ for February 2023 (via Blood Records).
Hot on the tails of earlier releases “I Wanna Be There” and “Holiday In My Head”, “Telephone Love” is a riotous and raging track that blends booming choruses with the pent-up agitation that comes along with feeling lost and listless.
Blending Strokes-esque riffs with the incensed indie-rock sensibilities of VANT or The Pale White, The Velvet Hands explain:
“”Telephone Love” is about being stuck in a loop you can’t get out of. It’s the moment that you realise you may no longer be in control. It’s also the moment that you realise you don’t care if you’re not. Inspired musically by ‘80s new wave and ‘00s indie, we wanted to make the chorus sound like a party and the verse to sound like the morning after.”
Recorded at The Cube Studios in Perranporth and mixed at The Cave Studios in Par, the track comes as another notch in the band’s ever-growing list of stellar singles.
With production by Jamx Jules and John Logan and John Cornfield (The Stone Roses, Supergrass) on mastering duties, , “Telephone Love” sees The Velvet Hands perfect their knack for live-ready anthems that blister like a late-night blowout while delving into frustrations and forlornness we can all relate to.
The band are also pleased to confirm the release of their second studio album ‘Living Strange’, set to land in early February 2023. A limited edition twelve-track physical release will also be available through Blood Records. Standby for further details about the album in due course…
With a run of UK live dates announced for this November, the band will also be hitting the road again early next year to celebrate the new album. As well as an album release show at the band’s local venue Old Bakery Studios in Truro as part of Independent Venue Week, the band will also be embarking on a full UK tour. Set to include their biggest headline date so far at London’s The Lexington, stay tuned for further details soon.
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THE VELVET HANDS – LIVE DATES
02 – The Jacaranda, Liverpool – Sold Out!
03 – Castle, Manchester
09 – The Crown, Bristol
10 – The Cornish Bank, Falmouth
11 – Underground, Plymouth
4 – Old Bakery Studios, Truro
22 – The Lexington, London
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