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THE VELVET HANDS - When This Is Over


The Velvet Hands ​unleash a brand new single into the world and their timing is nothing short of impeccable. ​‘When This Is Over’​ is released via ​JamX Recordings​/ AWAL ​on the 3rd of July​ and is a celebration of lockdown ending and normality returning to the UK (with some safety measures still in place, of course). The song is being released to raise money and awareness for The Music Venue Trust in support of the ongoing crisis affecting the live music industry during Covid 19. You can donate to The Music Venue Trust here.

After 13 weeks of lockdown it was time for a change, a time to celebrate, and who better than Cornish rockers ​The Velvet Hands​ to raise a glass to the lifting of lockdown measures with a timely ode to the joys of getting a round in.


The Velvet Hands (Toby Mitchell, Dan Able, Louis Mitchell and Sam Hilder) blend slacker story-telling and belting guitar riffs reminiscent of The Strokes and 90’s Brit-Pop. Described by The NME as “full of bolshy spirit”, the band’s self-recorded debut album went on to be Huw Stephens Radio 1 Album of the Week. Of that album, Radio X DJ John Kennedy said, “Every single they’ve released is an instant hit as far as I’m concerned”.

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