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The Velveteins
The Velveteins Surf A Slow Wave!
27th June 2017
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** MIDNIGHT SURF’S UP! THE VELVETEINS HIT THE WEST COAST! **
** TIDILY SLACKER ‘SLOW WAVE’ ALBUM OUT NOW! **

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The Act: THE VELVETEINS

The Release: ‘SLOW WAVE’

The Format: DIGITAL ALBUM

The Label: FIERCE PANDA

The iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/slow-wave/id1229113022

The Tracklisting:
1 ‘First Wave’; 2 ‘Strange Side Of The Street’; 3 ‘Spanish Wine’; 4 ‘Daydreams’; 5 ‘Midnight Surf’; 6 ‘Don’t Yah Feel Better’; 7 ‘All Night Baby’; 8 ‘All I Do’; 9 ‘Slow Wave (Outro)’

The Truth: The Velveteins are a rock n' roll band from Edmonton, Canada, who consist of Spencer Morphy (vocals / guitar), Addison Hillier (percussion) and Dean Kheroufi (bass). They will be spending a tidy portion of July touring the West Coast of America in support of their brrrrrand new ‘Slow Wave’ album, rather like this:

JULY 7TH VICTORIA Phillips Backyard Weekend
JULY 8TH PORTLAND Hawthorne Lounge
JULY 11TH SAN FRANSISCO Café Du Nord
JULY 12TH LOS ANGELES The Mint
JULY 13TH SAN DIEGO Soda Bar
JULY 14TH LAS VEGAS Bunkhouse Saloon
JULY 16TH SEATTLE Funhouse

The ‘Slow Wave’ album is a tidily slacker nine-track distillation of cosmic vibes, indierock tuneage and glammed-up spirit epitomised by current single ‘Midnight Surf,’ where dreamy melodies pop up from all angles and creamy guitar solos sink like polished stones. Better still, the video for ‘Midnight Surf’ features a vivacious VW campervan, which you can see here: http://www.thewildhoneypie.com/the-velveteins-capture-the-feeling-of-midnight-surf-in-new-video-premiere/

The Velveteins fell into shape in the summer of 2014 after the singer Spencer’s return from quality time spent vagabonding around Australia - and believe you us, this is very much a band made to go vagabonding. The ‘A Hot Second With The Velveteins’ EP set out their rackety indierock stall last year, and at the end of 2016 they dropped the ‘Don’t Yah Feel Better’ track to set the ‘Soft Wave’ debut album bells ringing with its punchy twangs and lurid lip-synch-tastic video.

Their slinky indiesurf tendencies have thus far spewed forth comparisons to The Kinks and The Libertines, but The Velveteins are frequently more casually weird than totally wired, and always way more welcoming, as you may expect from a band whose casual psychpop nods at The Flaming Lips, Mott The Hoople, Mac DeMarco, Temples and even occasionally a paisley Placebo.

The Velveteins last visited these shores in 2016 for shoeless shows at The Great Escape in Brighton, Sound City in Liverpool and Abbie McCarthy’s Good Karma night at the Islington in Islington. Rather handily, the terrific trio from Edmonton (in Canada) based themselves in Edmonton (North London). And you can’t get tidier than that.

“Assured, demonstrative and undisguised, The Velveteins crack out the surf-pop hooks as frontman Spencer Morphy reminds us all that everything isn’t so bad when you have a good tune in your ear and your friends close by.” – Goldflake Paint

“…The lo-fi but confident vocals lure us into the dazed soundscape…a faultless balance between sparkly guitars and intensifying drumming patterns.” – Gig Goer

“A lovely mix of lo-fi vocals and indie-pop construction…’Midnight Surf’ is a slow burn of a track, so when it explodes into a storm of percussion, the catharsis is well earned.” – Wild Honey Pie

“Sometimes there’s just no need to over-complicate things…’Slow Wave’ is a collective of unaffected rock songs that cut a little deeper than most.” – Clash Music

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