TUNE The Velvet Hands - When This Is Over
THE VELVET HANDS unleash a brand single onto the world’s airwaves, and their timing is nothing short of impeccable. ‘When This Is Over’ is released via JamX Recordings through AWAL on 3rd July. Radio impact is 10th July. The song is released with all proceeds going to The Music Venues Trust in support of the ongoing crisis affecting the live music industry during Covid 19.
After 13 weeks of lockdown it was time for a change, a time to celebrate, and who better than Cornish indie punks THE VELVET HANDS to raise a glass to the lifting of lockdown measures with a timely ode to the joys of getting a round in - safely and whilst socially distancing, of course. But it’s not just the pub we’ve missed these last 3 months, but all forms of social interaction and this tune taps into that yearning by the bucketload. ‘When This Is Over’ is a celebration of looking forward to post lockdown life. The lyric talks about getting your haircut, seeing your mates, playing gigs, sharing drinks with friends and of course going to the pub. Also as a notable first for the band the track features female backing vocals from Jazz Urell from St Austell. ‘When This Is Over’ has its origins with former England footballer Peter Crouch and ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’. The word was out that Crouchy was looking for a new theme tune for the podcast, our lads duly submitted one (which may yet be used) and as a result, they got chatting and chatting. ‘When This Is Over’ is set to feature a star filled ‘Zoom’ esque lockdown video, full details to follow.
‘When This Is Over’ was produced by JamX Jules and John Logan, and mastered by John Cornfield (Muse, The Stone Roses, Ride, Supergrass, Robert Plant, Athlete, Cast). The band’s 2018 debut LP ‘Party’s Over’ was 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 are Toby Mitchell, Dan Able, Louis Mitchell and Sam Hilder. Renowned for putting on one of the most unpredictable and exciting live shows around, it’s no surprise that they have supported Liam Gallagher and Fontaines D.C at Cornwall’s Eden Sessions. Within the same few weeks they also supported Paul Weller and headlined stages at Isle Of Wight Festival and Y Not.