The Velvet Hands - ‘Sick of Living’


The Velvet Hands

The Velvet Hands - ‘Sick of Living’

  • 5/5

Reviewed by Jen Dan Apr 16, 2017

UK indie garage rock band The Velvet Hands kicks up a ruckus on new punk number (and video for) “Sick of Living”.

London-living indie garage rock band The Velvet Hands packs quite a punch on new punk number “Sick of Living”.  It’s the act’s latest single and will be released on Record Store Day (April 22nd) as a limited edition red vinyl 7” picture sleeve, as well as in digital format (with the reflective acoustic number “If Only” on the flipside).

This no-frills thriller is the 4th official single from the fresh-faced band whose members have casual charisma in spades.  Toby Mitchell, Dan Able, Louis Willbourne, and Sam Hilder radiate an assured, yet laid-back attitude that translates into spiritedly tossed-off tunes that are crafted with sharply defined structures and bursting with dynamic energy, infectious melodies, keen harmonies, and pointed lyrics.

The performance-oriented video for “Sick of Living” was filmed by Mawgan Lewis (Purple Knif Video Production) at The Old Bakery Studios in Truro, Cornwall.  The video’s creative, Polaroid-like quick-clips of the band members bashing out the tune are inspired by the renowned British artist David Hockney’s famous Polaroid collages of the 1980s.

“Sick of Living” was recorded by Ben Woods at Troubadour Studios Falmouth and was produced and mixed by Woods and Jamx Jules.  It’s a rough ‘n’ ready take on punk in 2017, so never mind the old bollocks – It’s time to pay attention to The Velvet Hands.

Live Dates

April 21st – The Old Bakery Studios – Truro, Cornwall
April 22nd – The Rocksteady Dalston - London

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