Despite having only formed back in June 2018, Manchester based three-piece VELVET SHAKES and their genre transcending sound have wasted no time in establishing themselves amongst the city’s infamous music scene.

“Our debut EP is called Mellowdrama. Because it both encapsulates the passion and emotion of a traditional ‘melodrama’ but also because it was created during lockdown when life had never been so ‘mellow’ being stuck in our homes whilst outside and on the news all of this ‘drama’ was unfolding”.

It’s impossible to not listen to incredible EP from beginning to end, the strong vocals and brilliant instrumentals combined with the bands own funky and unique sounds captures the listeners attention instantly. The bands high energy and ability to create memorable songs which all pack a punch in their own way is fun and refreshing to hear.

It was hard for me to pick my favourite track from this EP as each track has its own anthemic sound which makes it special. If I really had to pick one that has managed to stand out a little more from the other tracks it would be ‘Material Life’, it’s infectious beat combined with it’s anthemic chorus which will have any crowd singing along is a joy to hear. This single will be stuck in your head after hearing it just the once.

​The band have managed to create an EP that shows off their musical talents and their own unique sound, each track has its own special sound which makes them stand out but at the same time they work so well together in the EP.

A fantastic debut EP from a talented band!

Great job guys!


By Ollie Cooper