Velocets EP

Velocets 2


My Velocets EP came through the post a couple of days ago (cheers lads), and if you haven’t ordered yours yet I would strongly advise you to get a copy because it’s that good, if you want one, contact them on twitter and I’m sure they’d be happy to send you one @Velocets_UK.  I reviewed one of their songs last year, the single ‘Sophie’ which features on the EP, I expressed how good it was and that I was looking forward to seeing what else they will bring out, and I think I was right in saying that

The EP

‘Tell it to your kids’

The first song on the EP is  ‘Tell it to your kids’, which I heard before it came out on EP but the riff still got me excited when I was listened to it. I expected nothing less really with the riff after hearing the riff on ‘Sophie’, however that had a slightly darker tone to it with this riff being quite bouncy and jumpy. The riff sets you up for the whole song, with It being loud and in your face. The drums are mainly to thank for that because they’re ever present in the song, and so prominent all the way through. I wouldn’t say that these are the strongest set of lyrics they have but they are still very good, especially the chorus I could hear it being shouted throughout many venues around the country. The sound of the guitar is different to anything of ever heard before, maybe it’s because I haven’t heard every piece of music but it’s really electric and fuzzy and I like that.


‘Naked’ is probably my favorite one on the EP mainly because of the lyrics, they’re literally engraved in my head, and I don’t think they’ll ever leave. I’m not one really for long intro’s but it works well with this song, it just slowly leads you into the song and those lyrics. After all that building up and those little catchy guitar pieces you just get this massive outburst, and it just explodes and sounds really big. I would love to hear this one live, because that part at the end I imagine it would probably make my head explode. Also it’s sung perfectly, you just get the sense that his quite vulnerable and I think that’s what I like most about Adam Walsh’s voice.


As I said, I reviewed this song last year, so if you’re interested in what I thought of that song, please have a look

A great bad which I hope I get to see this year and hopefully make their way down my way because I’d love to see them, heard a lot of good things about this band, how genuine they are and when they’re heading. So give them all the support they need to achieve it.

The Velocets – Unsigned Band – Sophie



I found about this band today, I liked them, so I’m going to write about them. Quite a good system, spontaneous. This is quite good as well, because this blog means I’m keeping on track with my 2 a week.

Okay, the band comes from Manchester, quite a lot of bands I look at come from Manchester, which tells me it miles better than then where I live. They’ve been together since early 2012, so quite new to it all as it’s only September. However they’ve all been separate bands before so they’ve all got experience, and obviously different ideas since they came from different bands. They haven’t even been together a year, and they’ve already got 1,000 fucking likes on Facebook, so they’re doing something right.

They’ve also had some festival experience playing at Friends of Mine Festival, Manchester Academy, Cloud 9, Dry Bar and Rock on the Rocks. Their EP ‘Sophie’ was picked by the BBC and got airplay on the show.

The Music

I’m going just going to be looking at the song ‘Sophie’, which was the first one I heard when I went on their facebook. That isn’t the reason for blogging about this one, I listened to them all and this one really stood out.

I’ve heard a lot of shit music, and you can tell when you listen to it immediately that it is shit, and you turn it off because it’s unfair on your ears. When I started to listen to this, that didn’t happen, there wasn’t an ounce of that when I heard the start of it and none of those feelings appeared while I was listening to it, because it’s that good.

One of my favorite things to hear in a song, is unease, making the song a bit eerie and that songs has that, not too much of it that it sounds fucking shit but just enough to make it interesting. They created that eeriness that I enjoy so much by the riff they have at the start and the effect they had on the vocals, which stud out because only a few bands do this to the vocals, and I think it;s a good effect when used correctly. As well as those two factors which make it eerie, there’s also the lyrics that add to this, the most notable one being ‘well i feel, feel so ugly, but I’ve seen, people love it/me’ (I haven’t worked that lyric out yet). Another factor a good song needs is a good hook line, a good chorus that people can shout and that song has that too, with that same eeriness (should stop using that word). The break near towards the end of the song is something the should be noted, quite a grungy part, like The Cribs – Belly in The Brazen Bull.


I can’t really compare this to anybody, I don’t think there is a band that I can put them next too. Overall, I like the sound they create and it works well with the vocals. This is band that I will be keeping an eye on, and hopefully I will go to Manchester and see all these bands that I wanna see, including these. Here’s the places where you can hear their music, oh and when you listen to it, LOUD, have it LOUD.

And get them on the old twitter,