Don’t Be Nice To Me2019
The Velvet Hands are set to self-release their new single, ‘Don’t Be Nice To Me’ for streaming via AWAL on 13.6.19 with later radio impact date of 12.7.19. ‘Don’t Be Nice To Me’ is the first single from their highly anticipated second album. ‘Don’t Be Nice To Me’ is the first release since the band’s debut album ‘Party’s Over’ last year. Speaking of the songs meaning, co-writer and singer Toby Mitchell said; “Don't Be Nice To Me captures the youthful frustration of being tied down to unwanted situations such as school, a relationship or a job, and looking for any reason to escape. It highlights the joy of saying no so you can enjoy pure personal freedom.” The band’s debut ‘Party’s Over’, was Huw Stephens BBCR1 Album Of The Week. The Velvet Hands emerged from Cornwall’s blistering garage-rock (‘Kernow Wave’ - NME) scene. The ambitious, Stones x Strokes tinged quartet formed in 2015 at Truro College. The Velvet Hands blistering live sets, with Toby Mitchell wrestling for the mic with his counterpart Dan Able, have seen them play stand out gigs at The 100 Club and The Water Rats amongst others. ‘Don’t Be Nice To Me’ was recorded and produced by John Logan, a recent graduate of the Falmouth Music Technology course. The Velvet Hands are Toby Mitchell, Dan Able, Louis Mitchell and Sam Hilder. Airplay: Steve Lamacq, Radcliffe & Maconie, Tom Robinson & Steve Lamacq Recommends, Sarah Gosling in for Tom Robinson on Introducing Mixtape; BBC 6 Music; Huw Stephens BBCR1 Album Of The Week, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1; Huw Stephens’ Introducing Tip Of The Week, Radio 1’s Best Of BBC Music Introducing Playlist (twice); Sarah Gosling BBC Introducing Upload Of The Week (Played twice), David White, BBC Introducing Devon and Cornwall; Gary Crowley, Joel Sarakula BBC Introducing London; Janice Long, Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio Wales; Fresh On The Net, Fresh Faves 290 + 249; X Posure Hot One - World First Play; Evening Playlist, John Kennedy, This Feeling Track Of The Week, Gordon Smart, Radio X; Rhys Mwyn, BBC Radio Cymru; Kool Rock Radio; Made In Chelsea, E4; Cardiff Radio; GTFM; Morphettes Radio; NCB Radio; ShmuFM; Playlisting, The Soundlab Evening Experiment. Print/Blogs: Dork; NME, 53rd and 3rd, Vive Le Rock, The Sunday Express, Fred Perry Subculture, Fresh On The Net, Gigslutz, The Zine, The Devils Tuna, The Girls At The Rock Show, Turn Up The Volume, Louder Than War, Northern Live, The Sunday Express and Ralph’s Life Indie Blog. Spotify: Alt.Rocked. (24 weeks #10), Japan Booster (7 weeks #2).