London based rock n’ roll/garage band The Velvet Hands have announced the release of their second studio album ‘Sucker Punch‘.
The follow -up to their debut Party’s Over, will be out on February 3rd 2023 though Blood Records, it was written by Toby Mitchell and Dan Able, recorded by John Logan at The Cube Studios in Cornwall, and produced and mixed by John Logan and JamX Jules at Par Studios. Get it here.
Delivering coming-of-age tales with slacker-rock sensibilities, the new record combines the punchy guitar licks of The Strokes or Parquet Courts with rousing punk choruses that recall The Clash or The Vaccines.
The band have also share their new single “Over It Now“, blending hedonistic hooks reminiscent of The Strokes with a slacker kind of storytelling plucked straight from Pavement’s playbook, the track is an anti-capitalist anthem spun with an easy-going, lackadaisical charm. As they explain: “One of the more laidback songs on the album, this came from the four of us just playing around in rehearsal. Lyrically the song focuses on ‘the grind’ culture, which personally we have always found to be exploitative and somewhat ridiculous. The main message is that not everything in life is about money, and you can do things at your own pace. In a nutshell: stick to your guns.”
Check out the album’s tracklist and listen to “Over It Now“, below.
Sucker Punch Tracklist:
- 40 Up 40 Down
- Telephone Love
- Holiday In My Head
- Over It Now
- Sucker Punch
- Meet Me In The City
- Anybody Out There
- I Wanna Be There