The Velvet Hands – I Don’t Mind (Easy Action Records)
|The Velvet Hands - I Don't Mind|
Release Date: 3rd February 2017
Two things I love about a single these days – a vinyl release and a B-side. ‘I Don’t Mind’ by the Velvet Hands has both of things so it’s already off to a flyer in my mind. The Cornish combo have perfectly embraced that shambolic indie gang mentality and sound that the likes of the Libertines and Stages of Dan encompassed so well with scratchy guitars, more cymbals than is healthy for any one band and a good line in charity shop coats. “I don’t mind if you stay the night” they sing in unison from the back of the night bus swigging from cans of Red Stripe and flirting with any girls the see through the window. B-side ‘The End’ is not a cover of the Doors classic but actually it’s a rambling, morning-after-the-night-before acoustic strum that has all the energy of a hangover but all the stories to tell as well. Finishing up for all the world like the Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley, this song shows a certain swagger and joie-de-vivre that feels almost wasted on a B-side. Glorious.
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