Melbourne-based, 70’s rock’n’roll inspired misfits The Velvet Addiction have released their debut single Take Me Back; a swaggering, classic-rock influenced tune that will have you reaching for your leather-jacket and aviators.
Good things never usually come of a substance-fuelled night out, but this four-piece, rock’n’roll band wouldn’t be the same without its shady past. Guitarist Aaron Bach and singer Stefan West met in the murky blur of a local Melbourne bar, bassist Lukas Harris joined though shared musical history and drummer Kieran Howle was initiated after a boozy night out. Sharing dark pasts, it was from the rubble of family violence, broken homes and way too much of a good thing that The Velvet Addiction rose. The formation of this nostalgic, sweat dripping leather ripping band is proof that rock’n’roll can shake life back into an ugly soul.
To accompany the debut single, Take Me Back, the boisterous boys have also released a music video which demonstrates The Velvet Addiction’s charisma soaked live shows. To celebrate the release of the single and its music video The Velvet Addiction will be hitting the road to tour through Albury, Melbourne, Geelong, Byron Bay, Sydney, and Ballarat.
Despite being the first release for the young band, the boys of The Velvet Addiction are a unified group, contributing their individual takes to create a larger creative product. For vocalist, Stefan West, Take Me Back is about the emotional roller coaster of a relationship and how nostalgia can be a barrier. “Take Me Back is about trying to find that feeling you get when you first start a relationship, the feeling when that person is the only thing you want or need to make you feel whole or happy,” said West.
Guitarist, Aaron Bach, says the song is about the way many people can see things differently and the miscommunication that results. “It’s about the struggles of differing opinions, the different perspectives that can turn something that always meant nothing to you into something that’s the end of the world,” said Bach.
Delivering an accepting message is what Take Me Back means to drummer, Kieran Howle. “To me, it’s about trying to find that balance and above all knowing that whatever happens, it’ll be alright,” said Howle.
Friday, March 17 Albion Hotel, Albury
Saturday, March 18 Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Friday, April 7 Workers Club, Geelong
Saturday, April 22 The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
Friday, April 28 Revolver Upstairs, Melbourne
Sunday, April 30 Frankies Pizza, Sydney
Friday, May 5 Karalova Bar, Ballarat
Friday, May 12 Brunswick Hotel, Melbourne