To coincide with Record Store Day on the 16th the English garage-rock quartet The Velvet Hands release the two track single Trains.
Ahead of time the title track has been made available.
There is a restraining pull on the reigns which gives Trains a sense of trundling along the motorway at 70 mph in a car capable of three times that speed allowing the listener to enjoy the sounds of the rumbling exhaust pipes and they blip the accelerator pedal occasionally just to remind the passenger on the the ride that there is far more under the bonnet.
That isn’t to say that The Velvet Hands are cruising in this number as the smooth journey is achieved only by finely tuned machine, but one gets the sense that the quartet are able to rip aside the festooning curtains around the four-poster bed with more vigour and passion.
I look forward to hearing more of The Velvet Hands in due course.