Tuesday, April 5, 2016

#CMW Artist Showcase - The Velveteins

Alternative rockers The Velveteins are coming to Toronto! They will be performing at the Canadian Music Week. We had a brief chat with them about their upcoming show.

Hammer Records: Tell us what you think of when you think Canadian Music?
The Velveteins: I imagine the sort of equivalent of SXSW but for Canada. Heaps of bands and a big party. A large gathering of music lovers, up and coming bands, established bands and industry people. Based on my experience it was so cool. Like a million shows happening all at once. Toronto is a fun city too.

Hammer Records: How did you get involved in Canadian Music Week?
The Velveteins: We just applied to play and miraculously got in. That was last year for CMW 2015. It was our first time going out East and a real confidence booster for us. We got a bunch of cool showcases and just chilled and enjoyed the vibe.

Hammer Records: What do you have planned for Canadian Music Week?
The Velveteins: We have at least two Official Showcases so far ( May 4 @ Underground Garage, May 6 @ The Hide Out). I don't know about special other than we gonna get rowdy and play some new songs. Just have a real rock n' roll time yah know?

Hammer Records: What message do you want to send to Canadians listening to your music?
The Velveteins: When you hear it - just imagine yourself flying through the air in the sunshine with wings wearing a neon jumpsuit holding a PBR. Just letting your long hair fly loose in the cool breeze. That's what we want to portray with our music. A really trippy good time.

Hammer Records: Whats coming up for you?

The Velveteins: Well we have a full Spring Tour happening on April 17th with dates in Canada, UK and US. We've got dates at CMW and The Great Escape in Brighton, UK. So we are very stoked for that. We are also working on our debut full length record which can be expected sometime in 2016.

Instagram : @thevelveteins 
Website: www.thevelveteins.com

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