PREMIERE: The Velvet Hands share video for new single ‘Only Blame Myself’

The latest in a string of DIY singles, and ahead of the release of their forthcoming debut album, Party’s Over, The Velvet Hands have shared ‘Only Blame Myself’ – a dose of blistering, unrelenting rock ‘n’ roll.

Paired with a video by Gigsketch – an artist who draws bands at gigs, then animates the drawings – which narrates the track alongside live sketches, ‘Only Blame Myself’ delivers a 2 and a half minutes of Strokes-esque riffs and high-energy swagger. It’s hugely exciting – an example of why The Velvet Hands should be on everyone’s ones to watch lists this year, and a taste of what’s their debut has to offer (and we’ve no doubt it’s brilliant.)

Watch/listen:

Party’s Over is out 21 April digitally and on limited Record Store Day vinyl
followed by CD/standard vinyl release on 4 May.
LIVE:
January
25 – The Monarch, London  (This Feeling Big in 2018)
February
1 – The Old Bakery, Truro*
2 – The Underground, Plymouth*
3 – Hope and Ruin, Brighton*
9 – Mother’s Ruin, Bristol*
15 – Jimmy’s, Manchester*
16 – The Castle and Falcon, Birmingham*
24 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff*
March
3 – The Water Rats, London
*Co-supporting Himalayas

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 21. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie