fierce panda records
home | shop | artists | news | gigs | videos | info
featured news
The Velveteins
The Velveteins Surf A Slow Wave!
27th June 2017
Share: Artist Profile
** MIDNIGHT SURF’S UP! THE VELVETEINS HIT THE WEST COAST! **
** TIDILY SLACKER ‘SLOW WAVE’ ALBUM OUT NOW! **

A shoulder-dropping fierce panda one sheet

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

www.facebook.com/thevelveteins
www,fiercepanda.co.uk

news
Albert Gold
Albert Gold Gets Covered Up For Songbook Ep!
12th November 2018
Read the full story »
Sad Boys Club
Sad Boys Club Are 8 Smiles High On New Ep!
5th November 2018
Read the full story »
Scrounge
Scrounge Get Edgy And Tetchy On 'etch'!
5th November 2018
Read the full story »
Peeping Drexels
Peeping Drexels Pray For Ray Purchase!
5th November 2018
Read the full story »
Desperate Journalist
Desperate Journalist Make Autumnal Return
1st November 2018
Read the full story »
October Drift
Come And Find October Drift's Single!
23rd October 2018
Read the full story »
Sad Boys Club
Hi-ho! Sad Boys Club Are Silver-lined!
23rd October 2018
Read the full story »
VC Pines
Vc Pines Gets Fresh On New Single!
19th October 2018
Read the full story »
Ghost Suns
Ghost Suns Ride On!
1st October 2018
Read the full story »
National Service
National Service Get Some Foreign Love!
1st October 2018
Read the full story »
The Talk Show
Get Ready To Get Out Of Order!
1st October 2018
Read the full story »
SG Wolfgang
Sg Wolfgang Keep C.a.l.m. On New Album
28th September 2018
Read the full story »
Scrounge
Scrounge Beggar Belief On New Single!
28th September 2018
Read the full story »
Sad Boys Club
Wakey Wakey! Sad Boys Club Hit The Road!
11th September 2018
Read the full story »
Peeping Drexels
Peeping Drexels Sell Ray Purchase!
7th September 2018
Read the full story »
SG Wolfgang
S.g.wolfgang Lurk In The Shadows...
28th August 2018
Read the full story »
485C
485c Rock Wilkestock And Dalston!
27th August 2018
Read the full story »
Jekyll
Jekyll Are Not Wrong With New Single!
27th August 2018
Read the full story »
AUGUST CHILD
August Child Ebbs & Flows In August!
27th August 2018
Read the full story »
VLMV
Vlmv Rev Up With Tom Hodge!
15th August 2018
Read the full story »
Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 |
Newer Stories Older Stories
newsroll
Albert Gold Gets Covered Up For Songbook Ep!
Sad Boys Club Are 8 Smiles High On New Ep!
Scrounge Get Edgy And Tetchy On 'etch'!
Peeping Drexels Pray For Ray Purchase!
Desperate Journalist Make Autumnal Return
Come And Find October Drift's Single!
Hi-ho! Sad Boys Club Are Silver-lined!
Vc Pines Gets Fresh On New Single!
Ghost Suns Ride On!
National Service Get Some Foreign Love!
sign up
To keep up to date with all things fierce panda sign up to our newsletter here:
live shows
21
Nov
October Drift
@ The Cavern, Exeter
22
Nov
October Drift
@ The Underground, Plymouth
22
Nov
National Service
@ The Sebright Arms, Hackney
donate
'Please Look After This Bear Too': a fierce panda compilation. Pay-what-you-like for music-you-may-love... more »
newsletters
ning standard #174 » (Nov 2018)
ning standard #173 » (Nov 2018)
ning standard #172 » (Oct 2018)
ning standard #171 » (Oct 2018)
ning standard #170 » (Oct 2018)
videos
The Caress - Man Up »
National Service - Timid Kisses »
485C - Kapow! »
Krief - Deo Gratias »
Desperate Journalist - It Gets Better »