‘How To Start A Revolution from the bottom of a garden shed’. So goes Some Velvet Morning’s best loved anthem from their second album ‘Allies’. Living up to their signature song, Some Velvet Morning have taken their music around the world from Paris to Bangkok, from New York to Moscow.
Formed in North London by brothers Desmond (vocals, guitar) and Gavin Lambert (bass, vocals) along with drummer Rob Flanagan, Some Velvet Morning first began playing together in the mid 2000s. Mixing their love of British 80’s pop such as Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears with the more classic sounds of Fleetwood Mac & Pink Floyd they organically developed towards their first deal. With Coldplay’s producer, Rik Simpson at the helm, their debut album ‘Silence Will Kill You’ spawned two radio hits – ‘Losing My Mind’ and ‘Propaganda’, leading the band to be nominated for XFM album of the year in 2007.
The movies followed in 2010 when their song ‘How To Start A Revolution’ became the stomping backdrop to the international trailer for Matthew Vaughan’s superhero blockbuster, ‘Kick-Ass’. The success not only secured the band further film placements (Irvine Welch’s ‘Filth’) but it also helped fuel a crowd funding campaign for the band’s second album.
Some Velvet Morning raised a staggering £100,000 in just six weeks. Their second album “Allies” introduced France to SVM, establishing national radio play and festival headline slots. In the UK, the band’s anthems proved a runaway success on sports television and radio, not only becoming key fixtures on Five Live, Talk Sport and the BBC’s Match Of The Day, but also providing a soundtrack for thousands to stomp their feet to as the tracks were played across the countries football terraces.
So having started a revolution and built Allies, what does 2016 hold for Some Velvet Morning? Rather than stick with the tradition of single/album/tour, the band are going to release a single a month for the whole of 2016.