The Velvet Hands are Toby Mitchell, Dan Able, Louis Mitchell and John Logan. After forming amidst Cornwall’s blistering garage-rock scene, the four-piece relocated to London and have been making a name for themselves on the capital’s underground guitar circuit ever since.
Praised as being “full of bolshy spirit” by NME, the band’s self-recorded debut album was Huw Stephens’ Album Of The Week on Radio 1. Garnering comparisons to the likes of The Clash, The Cribs and The Libertines, The Velvet Hands have also caused a stir with a range of tastemakers including Fred Perry Subculture, Gigslutz, God Is In The TV and The Rodeo Magazine.
Gaining airplay on Radio X, BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing amongst others, the band have also supported the likes of Fontaines D.C., VANT, Wallows, Frank Turner, Paul Weller and Liam Gallagher.
Hand-picked by Michael Eavis to support at the 2022 instalment of the infamous Pilton Party, the band completed their biggest headline tour to-date earlier this year and completed a support run with Trampoline. The Velvet Hands are also fresh off the back of a busy festival season that included a headline slot on the This Feeling stage at Truck Festival, a main stage slot at Perranporth’s Tunes In The Dunes and a performance at Cornwall’s The Great Estate that pulled in the largest crowd of the day until main act Primal Scream.
The band released their second album ‘Sucker Punch’ earlier this year to widespread praise. Delivering coming-of-age tales with slacker-rock sensibilities, the album combined the punchy guitar licks of The Strokes or Parquet Courts with rousing punk choruses reminiscent of The Clash or The Vaccines. The ten-track LP was recorded by John Logan at The Cube Studios in Cornwall, produced and mixed by John Logan and JamX Jules at Par Studios and mastered by the legendary John Cornfield (The Stone Roses, Supergrass, Muse).
SOURCE: Official Bio