We're bringing our premier indie monthly gig night 'Bring It On Down' to Sheffield. We launch in July running to December. Full line up TBA. 14 + accompanied by a responsible adult. Strictly no alcohol and there will be a challenge 25 policy at the bar.
Playing: The Velvet Hands
Fresh out of the traps, the London based youthful Cornish rockers have already been compared to The Stones, Jonny Thunders and The Strokes!
The band have been played/featured on 6 Music’s Radcliffe and Maconie, Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson as well as Radio 1’s Phil Taggert & Huw Stephens and John Kennedy on Radio X. They have been BBC Introducing’s national Record of the week and Huw Stephens has them on his Radio 1, Best of BBC Introducing playlist.
Firing on all youthful cylinders with effortlessly cool style, The Velvet Hands have art in their heart. From collectable record sleeves to everything else they do. Their recent cubist punk 'Sick Of Living' video was inspired by David Hockney's polaroid collages, their latest release “Only Blame Myself” saw them working with artist Tanja Durrant on an animated sketch video.
The band have played Boardmasters, Port Eliot Festival, The Tate Gallery Festival, Leopallooza, supported Yak, Wild Smiles, The Bluetones, The Paves and more.
In 2018 they have been tipped by many blogs and Mikey Jonns; This Feeling. The band recently played a sold-out gig at the Monarch in Camden as part of This Feeling’s Big in 2018 campaign. They are on tour with Himalayas in February, 3 of the first 4 dates sold out.
Here’s the press talking about The Velvet Hands:
“full of bolshy spirit” The NME
“we could be witnessing the emergence of another great British band. Jaw droppingly good”. Gigslutz
“bolshy, brash garage punk rabble-rousers somewhere between the attitude of early Cribs or Libertines colliding with the death or glory of the Clash” GodsintheTVZine
“Alright! Band are a bunch of 19 y/o from Cornwall, and they're making an unholy noise and we like a lot of a lot” Phil Taggert Radio 1
“this band keep sending me total bangers” John Kennedy Radio X
"Never mind the old bollocks. It’s time to pay attention to The Velvet Hands." 5/5 Rebel Noise.
Caffy St Luce - The Zine UK
The name Queens of the Stone Age and Nirvana gave to their baby. It’s heavy, aggressive music you can dance to. Taking the Grunge that inspired the generation, and making it sensitive to the indie and alternative scenes of today. Live sets with attitude and chaos, but with melodies and hooks that keep the chaos in the palms of their hands. Also named after a baked good.