Donaghmede, County Dublin
The Velourias are a kick ass 3 piece rock band from Dublin, Ireland. They are Phil (Guitar + Vox), Rob (Bass + Vox) and Nick (Drums). They play sharp shooting, hip shaking rock music in the vain of Idlewild, At The Drive-In, Bloc Party and the Pixies and are known for their raw, energetic live performances.
Seeking adventure, the band decided to give up their day jobs and relocated to Leeds to spend 2009 gigging and writing music full time. The result is their self-titled debut album, which was recorded by the band themselves in various studios in Leeds and Dublin and mixed by James Kenosha (Dinosaur Pile-up, Grammatics, Pulled Apart By Horses). Featuring 10 tracks including the acoustic-driven “Into The Flood”, radio friendly first single “Brazen” and the epic closer “Trapped In The Belly Of The Whale”, the album was officially released in May 2012 with a launch gig in Whelans. The album received a glowing review in Hotpress where it was described as one of the best Irish rock albums of the year so far.
Very much a DIY band, The Velourias are back in the studio working on a material for an EP due to be released in 2013, and are about to launch their first video for lead single Brazen.