To say The Velvet Hands are going all-in this year would be a massive understatement.

With a UK tour scheduled and a new single ready to go, it’s business as usual for the Cornwall rockers, who after being branded as “full of bolshy spirit” by NME, have undeniably lived up to their reputation time and time again.

Following on from 2019’s ‘Don’t Be Nice To Me’ and ‘This Feeling,’ the four-piece are flexing their studio muscle yet again with another indie triumph. ‘Fallout’ will be available to stream from March 11 and released globally on April 17.

With a debut album already under their belts, it’s amazing to see what The Velvet Hands have achieved in the last few years. With the attitude of The Strokes and the swagger of The Stones, they certainly haven’t gone unnoticed from the biggest names in the business.

In fact, John Kennedy, Gordon Smart, Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens are amongst the names to give them a thumbs up and a radio spin, whilst Liam Gallagher, Paul Weller, Frank Turner and Fontaines DC have allowed them to share the same stage as them.

Brutally raw and impressively consistent, it’s business as usual for Toby, Dan, Louis and Sam, who deliver even more controlled chaos in ‘Fallout.’ Big-room thrashy guitars, powerhouse drumming and a smooth rumbling bassline lay down the foundations for the frantic, outspoken vocals. Tempo changes and melody textures meander throughout the verses, whilst the chorus holds zero punches – a full-pelt knockout punch of a sound as the band asks “Do you believe in rock and roll?” – after hearing this, you’ll certainly know the answer to that.

On creating the record, they added: “Fallout’ is written about the vampires that appear to just stumble into your life the moment you have the slightest hint of success in the London music scene. Uber cool boys and girls that are here to tell you just what you’re doing wrong, and how to change it, with no previous knowledge on the subject.

"It’s usually in a pub, normally because they’re a bit bored with their own lives, but they’re always, ALWAYS, wearing sunglasses.”

Renowned for their charismatic live shows, delivering vintage rock sounds whilst incorporating a millennial bite, The Velvet Hands create an organic, ruckus of a performance, whether it's at the Eden Sessions, Isle Of Wight Festival, Y Not Festival or their own headline tours, they deliver the goods from start to finish. You can see them live across March and April:

March 20 - Underground – Plymouth

March 24 – The Moon Club – Cardiff

March 25 – Latest Music Bar – Brighton

March 26 – Network – Sheffield

March 27 – Off The Square - Manchester

March 28 – Priory Bar – Glasgow

April 10 – Brudenell Social Club (Rewired Festival) – Leeds

April 11 – Brixton Jamm (Rewired Festival) – London

A big 2020 lies ahead for The Velvet Hands, with some mammoth festival and support announcements on the way and an exclusive vinyl EP release in the pipeline, but for now it’s time for ‘Fallout’ and a new headline tour – who’s in?