Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Introducing: The Velveteen Saints
We writers slice and dice music into genres, sub-genres and various styles to help us describe a band's sound to the readers, but sometimes music is best described simply as rock and roll. Such is the case with the Glasgow teenagers, The Velveteen Saints. I have very little information about them, but their Facebook page suggests that they haven't been together long. However, we really don't need a lot of detail when what we want is good music. Make no mistake, these guys deliver good music, and I think they have a bright future.
Give the lads a try on the anthem Rock N Roll Is Dead, with a chorus that name checks Joe Strummer, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
I don't think that there is any music to purchase or download at this point, but you can stream songs on the band's Facebook and Soundcloud pages. Links to both are below.
Keep an eye on this group -- The Velveteen Saints can help save music from middle of the road urban pop. If they come to the States, I'll help arrange the tour myself.
Twitter ( @VelveteenSaints )