Single Released: 4th June 2007
Some Velvet Morning release ‘Settle Down’ on June 4th through RhythmBank Entertainment. This is the follow up to debut single Losing My Mind which garnered XFM, Total Rock and Kerrang! playlists, and a buzz of interest from all who caught this great band live, not to mention Nancy Sinatra being moved to comment on the band who nicked their name from her classic duet with Lee Hazlewood. Some Velvet Morning are Des Lambert (Vocal, Guitar), Gavin Lambert (Bass) and Rob Flanagan (Drums).
‘Settle Down’ is a sultry brooding rock n roll gem, raw and edgy and a sublime example of their 70s rock reinvented for the indie 07s. Musicianship, mood and melody all combining for this perfect 3 minute pop nugget.
Some Velvet Morning were formed after a chance meeting in London’s tin-pan alley, Denmark Street, where they were testing out different guitars. After a smattering of shows across the nation’s capital, in Beatles-esq style, they de-bunked to Europe to hone their skills, spending a sultry summer playing all-nighters on the French Riviera.
Within months of their return to the UK Some Velvet Morning came to the attention of a certain Vicki Wickham of New York indie label RhythmBank Entertainment. Vicki, having produced seminal UK TV Show Ready, Steady Go which launched such legendary artists as The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding and The Who onto the UK public and latterly managed the likes of Dusty Springfield, Marc Almond and Morrissey.. could be said to know her music. She fell in love with Some Velvet Morning and signed them.
Some Velvet Morning have completed recording their debut album produced by Rik Simpson (Kasabian / Coldplay) and Mike Pelanconi (Lilly Allen / Graham Coxon) and is due for release in the summer.
With single Settle Down due out on June 4th, the album to follow and radio already picking up on this very special band, it looks like Some Velvet Morning are set to have a very good year.
Some Velvet Morning Live dates
10 May 2007 Purple Turtle – London
17 May 2007 Brest Club – Moscow, Russia
18 May 2007 Music Town, Moscow, Russia
23 May 2007 University Of Bedford – The Corn Exhange
5 Jun 2007 City Showcase – The Comedy, London
8 Jun 2007 Club NME, Luton
22 Jun 2007 Nescott College – Surrey
5 Jul 2007 The Dublin Castle, London
14 Jul 2007 Two Thousand Trees Festival – Cheltenham
27 Jul 2007 Ram Jam Club, Kingston-Upon-Thames
Some Velvet Morning – Settle Down Video links