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After plowing through the current pandemic-driven economic difficulties with their anthemic single “When This Is Over,” Cornwall, England-based The Velvet Hands pledged to save venues across the country as they raised money for the Music Venue Trust.
Their next single is a gritty for-real social commentary track called “Back On A Winner,” which comes paired with an acoustic version. The original number was released on October 23rd, and the backing song, done in the Country ‘n’ Western style, arrives today.
As dynamically as ever, The Velvet Hands are hammering out the positivity lately, continuing their mission to power through times of adversity.
“Back On A Winner” is the song everyone needs to kickstart their autumn, a no-nonsense, thrashy garage rock single with addictive vocal chants and a grooving swagger that only this 4-piece can create. Match this up with the soothing, intricate tones of the cool acoustic slow-burning version, and you’ve got one of the go-to one-two-punch packages of 2020.
The Velvet Hands comment, ““Back On A Winner” is about the resentment that everybody feels when they see someone who appears to have it all. It sums up the universal feeling of wanting to eat the rich, preferably served on a bed of their gold leaf caviar, just out of pure raging jealousy. Throughout the song our narrator keeps on fantasizing about getting his own back on the rich kid in question, whether that’s by kissing his wife or burning his golf cap, he’ll find a way to get himself back on a winner.”
About the acoustic version, they add, “We had been working on a future single which led to us to working with Jazz Urell who is possessed of a mighty voice. Turned out her thing was Country style acoustic stuff so we thought “Back On A Winner” might work out nicely in that style, messed around with it in the studio, found a tremelo pedal, cranked up the Gretsch and gave it a go!”
Renowned for their charismatic live shows, delivering vintage rock sounds while incorporating a millennial bite, The Velvet Hands create an captivating and unstudied 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. There’s a reason they’ve supported Liam Gallagher and Paul Weller, but as touring isn’t possible at the minute, all of their energy is going into the studio.