JOE’s Song Of The Day #648: Velvet Alibi ‘Addicted To You’
Velvet Alibi from Derry are here to funk you up.
Derry-based groove ensemble Velvet Alibi have just released their second single. A track with a sound best described as ‘psychedelic funk rock’ – it gives a taste of the band’s energetic live sound, featuring young Irish guitar wizard Joseph Leighton.
There is a very real air of John Squire on some of these riffs. This track is an orgy of funk and groove.
Formed in 2015, Velvet Alibi is the result of a musical collaboration between Anna Nolan on vocals and Rohan Armstrong on bass. The band is based in Derry, where the duo met during their music degree. They play in various sizes from a five-piece to a 13-piece and often feature some of Northern Ireland’s best up and coming musicians, including young jazz guitarist Joseph Leighton and keyboard maestro Neil Burns, AKA Comrade Hat.
The band are hot off the heels of their sell-out double-bill with African Artist Moh! Kouyate at the Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal, where they were joined by Belfast-born drummer Darren Beckett, who has performed with both Brandon Flowers and Lauryn Hill.
Clip via Velvet Alibi
You can keep up to date with the band via their Facebook page right here.