Springing from Cornwall’s burgeoning garage rock scene to critical acclaim, The Velvet Hands arrive with their latest single ‘Only Blame Myself’ from their forthcoming debut album ‘Party’s Over.’ And it once again shines a spotlight on their free-spirited sense of ragged scuffed up glory. We’ve previously described them as coming across “as less considered than The Strokes, but much more focused than The Libertines” and this release does nothing to disabuse us of that view. ‘Only Blame Myself’ is released digitally on 26th January with the album arriving on 21st April. You can catch The Velvet Hands live at the following venues during the next few months.
25 January: The Monarch, London (This Feelings ‘Big In 2018’ night)
1 February: The Old Bakery, Truro *
2 February: The Underground, Plymouth *
3 February: Hope and Ruin, Brighton *
9 February: Mother’s Ruin, Bristol *
15 February: Jimmy’s, Manchester *
16 February: The Castle and Falcon, Birmingham *
24 February: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff *
3 March: The Water Rats, London
Only Blame Myself is released on 26 January as a digital single and as an instat grat track on all ‘Party’s Over’ album pre-orders via iTunes
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