Recording King

16 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
WHO: Scott McIntee (guitar/vocals), Aidan Glass (guitar/vocals), Christopher Walls (bass), Simon Simone (keyboards), Sean Johnstone (drums). WHERE: Glasgow. Chrome are for fans of Arctic Monkeys FOR FANS OF: Arctic Monkeys, Joy Division, The Vaccines. JIM SAYS: It’s early days yet for young indie rockers Velvet, but they show a load of promise with their first recordings. The teenagers only got together just over a year ago and have steadily been making an impact on the scene. With only university student Simon over 18, and the others 17, one of the challenges for the band is they can only play over-14s shows. A positive though is that they can utilise school facilities, borrow equipment and use computers to record and edit videos. Christopher said: “It can be frustrating being under 18 with the amount of gigs being held specifically for over-18 bands and audiences. There are some really great promotion companies though, such as RCMS, who gave us our first chance.” Velvet have been building their reputation playing venues such as Broadcast, Stereo and King Tut’s in Glasgow. On Friday night they played their biggest headline show to date at The Garage. These opportunities have been a big boost for the lads and helped build their fanbase. Aidan told me: “Having our songs sung back to us live for the first time was amazing. It really encouraged us to keep on writing and recording our songs.” With the addition of Simon on keys a few months ago, the sound of the band continues to develop. Glasgow duo LOVE SICK have been going down a storm on the music scene as they release new EP No Sleep Sean said: “Our influences have broadened and with the introduction of keys it really adds another dimension and fills out our live performances.” Last month Velvet released their debut EP Everybody Wants To Be Famous In Japan. It’s raw, with the feel of a demo recording, but that really appeals to me. No need to polish it up with fancy production. There are bags of potential and the four songs on offer give a great overview to what Velvet are about. Scott told me: “I think we’re just a very good pop band. It’s very accessible. We don’t try to overthink our songwriting.” He’s probably doing his band a disservice. While not overcomplicated, it does have a level of sophistication. Underglow, the first single from the EP, hints at early Libertines. Honey has a bit of a Nirvana feel. Emergency Light and Ladybug Lighter between them recall acts like Radiohead and Blur, and there’s a bit of The Smiths in there as well. Some cool, if lazy, references but in truth Velvet are successfully forging their own sound. As for the title of the EP, Everybody Wants To Be Famous In Japan, it shows that the band are looking further than just breaking out of Glasgow. Aidan explained: “We came to the conclusion that it’s a common thing for bands to want to be famous in Japan. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN MUSIC” posts_category=”8″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] It kind of shows you’ve made it!” If they keep the momentum up, Velvet could well have the whole world at their feet. More: www.velvetglasgow.com Jim presents a weekly showcase of New Music on Amazing Radio Sundays 2-4pm. www.amazingradio.com www.jimgellatly.com [bc_video video_id=”5738704009001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Official music video for Everything Now by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire”] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@the-sun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200
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Good records at reasonable prices

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