Velvet Insane Rising

Posted: March 24, 2019 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General, Jämtland (County), My photographs

Swedish rockers Velvet Insane released their debut album a few weeks ago and since they are local boys from Jämtland County (see our local flag inserted in the picture above!) I thought it would be interesting to check in on the general progress. I asked Jesper Lindgren to send over some quotes and information for this blog and so he did. Now I did cut out some quotes in Spanish and Italian, lets just say that the guys have some really good feedback out there, and that things are looking good. Here is a glimpse of what is going on.

QUOTES FROM REVIEWS:

“”Coffee, Jazz and Arts” is truly a beautiful song that will cast you away, and worth the album price on its own” (Powerplay 8/10)

“Much of the music is emotionally fragile and with vulnerable vocals that fit well with the music. Just listen to the beautiful “Coffee, Jazz and Arts”. We also get rockier songs with some fine guitar work, including the smashing “King of the Foolish”. This is a rather promising debut” (Roppongi Rocks)

“Velvet Insane are an amazing talent. The Swedish guys, known more for their ice and snow, have a strong chemistry with each other. The proof is in each and every song on this album. Every song seems to meld into the next as if telling their story, and each keeps you listening intently. Jonas channels his heroes truthfully throughout. The band broadcast their own talents within the harmonies of every song. With the right push, these guys could go far”. (Metal Temple 10/10)

“…which did not prevent the musicians from delivering a classic Hard Rock album with seventies vibes. The sound is unbelievably analog, the songs have soul and variety, so that the almost 45 minutes go by in flight” (My revelations)

“… Anyway score time, I can only give it one score and that’s the top one” (Frame Music)

Velvet Insane segues into “High on Love”, a number I’ve now begun to hear being played on local New York City radio stations. It’s a slick selection which I’m betting that once you hear it you’re going to have a really hard time getting it out of your mind” (Sputnik Music Magazine)

“An upcoming tour in Australia was about to be made and the dreams about making and playing music started to get real. So they started touring in Japan and UK followed by tours that took them to Spain and the United States” (Flight of the Pegasus)

“”Coffee, Jazz and Arts” är plötsligt en lugn och riktigt stämningsfull ballad som inte bara drar ner tempot utan överraskar med en känsla av svensk folkmusik blandad med lite country och sydstats vibbar. Vansinnigt snyggt!” (The Maloik blog 9/10)

“Detta är en harmonisk, mogen och tidlös platta. Ett angenämt tillskott i musiksamlingen” (7/10 Sweden rock Magazine)

“En frisk rockfläkt från Östersund. Rötter finns i rocken när den stavades Mott The Hoople, Humble Pie, det rockigaste av Waterboys och T.rex – fast hela härligheten är lite förfinad, lite mer rock – och det är strålande. Jonas Eriksson är en av vårt lands stora rockröster!” (Ginza)

US RADIO CHARTS:

WEIGHTED RADIO AIRPLAY CHARTS #288 / UNWEIGHTED RADIO AIRPLAY CHARTS #259 / M3 RADIO #1 T30 / M3 RADIO #2 / KLCZ #3 T30 / M3 RADIO #4 / WERU #5 T30 / CHMR #6 T30 / WNMC #6 T30 / KMUD #7 T30 / WXYC #7 T30 / WRRC #8 T30 / KWLC #8 T30 / RADIO CUH #8 T30 / WDWN #9 T30 / KSLU(S) #10 T30 / WXDU #10 T30 / M3 RADIO #14 T30.

# 1 on East Orland, # 2 on KSUA Fairbanks, # 5 on WDWN Auburn, # 14 on CMJ National radio 200 Adds Chart.

GERMANY:

# 24 on Metal Rock Chart.

Check out the latest video “My Way Of Life Is You” on YouTube now.

 

(To be continued)

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