When we discovered Velvet Two Stripes we were, to use a time honoured phrase, blown away. This was due in the main down to the simple fact that their songs were just so f**king good and that their sleazy psych-blues riffing combined with an innate sense of rock n roll cool seemed be so natural and uncontrived. We described Supernatural, the lead track from their début E” as a “dirty, sleazy, sexy, prowling curb crawl of a record” and “filthy genius.” What surprised us was that this beautiful, visceral noise was produced by three pale, slim young girls who hail from a land better known for cuckoo clocks and well ventilated cheese rather than for channelling the spirit of rock n roll. The Swiss trio decided to form a band in February 2011 after Franca and sisters Sophie and Sara had been arguing for hours over who were the most influential artists from a musical trinity of BB King, Janis Joplin or The Ramones. That’s possibly an argument that could run and run, in the meantime here’s a link to a free download of Hellhound which we played on our first Strangeways Radio show. We predict big things for these girls !
Click on the link below for a free download of their track, Hellhound