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.)


Party’s Over is out 21 April digitally and on limited Record Store Day vinyl
followed by CD/standard vinyl release on 4 May.
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Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 22. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie