Velvet Kills premiere their video for ‘Faster Speed Faster’
While the winds keep blowing in the middle of their 2018 European tour, the LusoAmerican, Darkwave and Synthpunk duo Velvet Kills announce the premiere of the video "Faster Speed Faster" featured in the LP and EP Mischievous Urges released last fall by both Unknown Pleasure Records and Oráculo Records.
Insatiable appetite to create
"Velvet Kills released their debut EP in March 2016, "Memory". In four titles, they pose a dark and rough atmosphere, carried by a hoarse voice and some dirty electrical dissonances.
Deep bass scraping, hissing machinery, you would think you were in the subway, and you do not dare touch the walls too much for fear of stuffing a trick. The atmosphere is cinematic. With "Clog" for example, one wakes up in a film of SF, one expects to see on the wall the screen of the videophone and to see the spaceships through the window. The slender notes of synth accompanied by a few bass distortions, make the atmosphere of "Memory" heavy and moist. "Rain" electrocutes us, with these noises of machinery in the rain, it will necessarily end badly.
It is exactly the atmosphere that the Velvet Kills wish to leave, this cold side to the Joy Division, from which they take again "Shadowplay", we almost hear them say: "Do not count on this music to shock you, life is just like this".
It's raw, be careful: it will be too electro for the purists, but it's a great soundtrack for greyish urban journeys."
- La Grosse Radio
"Velvet Kills have a unique sound and an interesting way to delivering it...this band knows how to make a song that raises the tension and their game with ease. I’ve never heard anything quite like this."
- Thinking Lyrically
"Displaying an insatiable appetite to create and evolve Velvet Kills also confirm completion on their LP Mischievous Urges, under the label Unknown Pleasures Records and Oráculo Records.
"Their cold goth music with a hint of punk attitude (we must see them in addition to listening to them) will not fail to warm the coldest hearts to the idea of this fall that falls on us a little early".
- Obscure Magazine
"The duo VK is currently based in Lisbon and the first musical works were made shortly thereafter. In a wild mixture of electro rock, synth-punk, psychedelic, darkwave and post-punk, the songs of the debut "Mischievous Urges" offer plenty of variety. From warrant ideas as they might come from Alien Sex Fiend, to gloomy menacing atmospheres - this disc, which is only conceivable in an urban context, offers a real excess of excellent approaches. In their raw design, some titles have the charm of the early 80s Batcave / Deathrock scene, while others have run on the dance floors of hip international dance clubs. Finding something uniform is hard, unifying is only unanimity. Further so, new artists needs the country"
- Sonic Seducer Magazine
"Harris Iveson dominates the synthesizers and the electric guitar and Su Eko the voice and electric bass. The proposal is divided between the Gothic and Rock confined to kitsch synth.
The duo turned their music into diverse perspectives. Something that resembles a ball of mirrors that produces different patterns whether melodic or rhythmic. Added to this is the singer's performance that transforms a relatively small stage into something as gigantic as it is stupefyingly adorable.
She sings in a phantasmagoric echo and by dominating the tripod she insinuates her self cybernetically, a doll that has her heart overflowing with an electrifying love and by joining that her Hawaiian partner, the songs reverberate with a hypnotic vibration.
He is in that circumstance a living face that is dead in an act of community reflection of those who submit to a state of timeless inaccessibility in a micro-cellular pointillism that suspends itself in the air invisibly and frames macro organisms that move according to the beat of the heart, that bomb ready to explode in a BANG! and transforms it into radioactive power that the wind spits.
VK music talks directly to now a days society which is at the center of all the evil witch we are all victims of. This duo was the greatest invention against capitalism that blindly transformed money into a good that is a hidden dictator in the lives of these poor and ignorant people who confuse good and evil, beauty with ugliness ignominies it with honor."
Velvet Kills announced their next release for 2019. The duo recently performed in Leipzig at Gothic Pogo Festival, on 9th of June 2019 and later in Vendée, France on 20th July at Festival Le Rêve Du Lac . A solidarity festival to help to raise funds 100% of the association’s benefits are given to the children of Kenscoff's school in Haiti.