Scandinavian riot grrrl band Velvet Two Stripes are back with a new EP. Consisting of sisters Sophie and Sara, and co-conspirator Franca, the band’s dirty riffs, distorted basslines, raspy vocals and blues charm reminds you of bands such as The Kills and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The video for the EP’s first track Hey Boy continues to kick the likes of Royal Blood to the curb to make way for VTS’ badass Riot Grrrl antics. Hey Boy gets you hooked immediately; in the band’s own words – “this is exactly what the song is about. Being fatally attracted to someone. All or nothing.” Lead vocalist Sophie’s raw voice drags you to the dance floor while the seventies organ wraps itself around you. Rarely has such a snotty and bluesy all-girl outfit emerged from German speaking grounds, and now that they have broken out to the rest of the world they are here to stay. Watch the video for Hey Boy via YouTube below.
Already well known in their homeland, and having been dubbed “the coolest Swiss band ever”, Velvet Two Stripes are now gaining some international attention. Since their debut single Fire, the band has gone on to release their debut album on Snowhite Records and tour extensively; playing major festivals such as the Great Escape and Reeperbahn Festival and touring with the likes of The Vaccines and Toy. They have also attracted some top-line producers like Tim Tautorat and Pete Lyman; their previous work includes releases for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Male Bonding.