Rhythmic, unexpected, erotic and sarcastic. Velvet Kills need your help to finish their first full length LP - Mischievous Urges.

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Updates : So for those of you who haven't heard yet we've just been offered a partnership with Unknown Pleasures Records :D So this means our LP Mischievous Urges will now be released simultaneously by Oráculo Records and Unknown Pleasures Records. So we send out an Extra Big Thanks to everyone who has contributed/shared and to KissKissBankBank for helping us spread the word!! :) You rock!!

 

Update: If anyone is having problems donating, just click on the big blue button near the top of the page on the right hand side the says "Back this project". If you are still having trouble remember you can always give directly to our Paypal account     @    velvetkills@gmail.com

Thanks again!! :)

 

Velvet Kills is a thoroughly modern and urban endeavour, speaking directly to today’s society - with all its anxiety, addictions, and destructiveness as well as it's exhilaration.  You'll find in their driving beats raw emotion, and a terrific darkness. The sound is complex, almost abstract - a combination of cinematic textures, gritty guitars, and potent vocals.

 

Velvet Kills is Susana Santos on vocals/bass and Harris Iveson on guitar/synths.

 

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The group's music and attitude have been shaped by the influences of bands and artists such as Alan Vega, Sisters of Mercy, Malaria!, Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, The Clash, and Lou Reed.

 

Velvet Kills came to life in 2015 when the two members met on a trance dance floor and found their mutual love for rock n' roll, synths and beige Steinberger guitars.  Velvet Kills has since developed a steady following, leading to their debut EP - Memory released in March 2016 and a European Tour in Fall and Winter 2016 marking the end of their Memory era and moving them into their next phase. 

 

In early December 2016 the music video Fill Me Out was premiered by Darkitalia - Webzine introducing the new LP - Mischievous Urges, to be released in Spring 2017 with Oráculo Records.

 

Two of Velvet Kills music videos, Red Shoes directed by Ron Goldstein and  Fill Me Out directed by Art Mistake, were selected for the 3rd Edition of  MUVI - International Festival of Music and Cinema and presented in the Cinema São Jorge of Lisbon in December 2016.

 

 

 

 

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More Updates : So for those of you who haven't heard yet we've just been offered a partnership with Unknown Pleasures Records :D So this means our LP Mischievous Urges will now be released simultaneously by Oráculo Records and Unknown Pleasures Records. So we send out an Extra Big Thanks to everyone who has contributed/shared and to KissKissBankBank for helping us spread the word!! :) You rock!!

 

Update: If anyone is having problems donating, just click on the big blue button near the top of the page on the right hand side the says "Back this project". If you are still having trouble remember you can always give directly to our Paypal account     @    velvetkills@gmail.com

Thanks again!! :)

 

 

" I’m calling from Mars.

Can you hear me?  

 

I’m calling to tell you about our vision.  

 

Planet Earth needs Help!

Planet Earth needs to support

the universal language..... Art!

 

Without Art Humankind will turn

into cold machines with hearts of stone.  

 

Time is expensive in Planet Earth.

Humankind is stuck inside it’s society,

distracted and confused.

 

Art must prevail

and creativity must become contagious!  

 

In a scream of freedom

Velvet Kills translated their music into Art.

 

The clock doesn’t stop.

Mischievous Urges needs to be completed!  

 

Art must prevail

and creativity must become contagious.  

 

And then we saw Humankind

sharing and supporting.

 

They became Love,

they became Art

they became Happy,

they inspired others.  

 

We need you help!! "             

 

-Transcript from our crowdfunding video "Calling from Mars"

 

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Velvet Kills is a truly DIY project. By this we mean that we do everything from the ground up. We compose, record, and mix the music. We produce, film and edit the videos. We plan and book the tours, make the flyers and manage promotion, and until now we've been fully self-funded.

 

But of course no DIY project would exist without the help of good friends and people who believe in the project, people like all of you who are reading this now, and this is why we've come to you.

 

We need your help.

 

We've been offered the record deal that we've been waiting for, a high quality, limited edition vinyl pressing of our next album and it's being released by Oráculo Records, a record label that we have a lot of admiration for and that we've been following closely for years. This is a dream come true! 

 

 

We're now in the midst of recording that album, our first LP Mischievous Urges, and on top of that we're organizing a tour across Europe to promote the album.

 

So why €3,000?

 

The basic costs of a 14 day tour for our project are

 

- Gas & Tolls: €1,500

- Hotels: €700

 

We'll also be producing merchandise such as t-shirts, bags and CD's to be used as gifts for this crowdfunding and later for sale on tour.

 

- T-shirts/Bags: €1000

- CD's - €600

 

Making a total of €3,800

 

This of course doesn't include the hours of composing, recording and mixing, the hours of contacting and recontacting venues and promoters, the hours of social media and website management and content creation, the cost of equipment maintenance, investment in new equipment, the design of merchandise, KissKissBankBank's cut...... the list goes on.

 

So yes in the end it will cost quite a bit more than €3,000 but fortunately we're able to do the majority of this work our selves and we have the help our friends at Oráculo Records who will handle the cost of mastering and printing to vinyl. This is a huge help and we're very grateful.

 

We work hard everyday, usually more than 10 hours, sometimes more than 20. Weekends lose their names and there are no holidays. For the past 2 years we've invested 100% of our time and money into this project but there is a limit and there comes a time when asking for help is the way to move forward.

 

We need your help!

 

We would like to suggest to you an exchange, an exchange of energy one could say. Your hard-earned investment for our hard-earned investment. For this we've designed a variety of carefully selected packages of our art, a way to show our gratitude to you.

 

What if we exceed our goal?

 

Right now we're asking for €3,000, the bare minimum that we need to release our LP Mischievous Urges and to make our next tour but it doesn't have to stop there.  In the fortunate event that we exceed our goal, we have two projects in mind that we think you'll really enjoy. The first will be to finish our next music video Eyes of the Snake, a surreal adventure into the minds of Velvet Kills and some of our close friends. If we exceed our goal and reach €4,000, each supporter that has helped us will receive in their inbox a link to a pre-release version of the music video as soon as it's finished. The next will be to record and release a full length live album. So if we exceed our goal and reach €6,000, each supporter that has given more than €50 will also receive in their inbox a link to a digital download of Velvet Kills: Live.

 

Thank you all for your time and support and may art and love thrive in your lives as it has in ours :)

 

Warmly, Susana & Harris

Velvet Kills

 

 

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Velvet Kills is a thoroughly modern and urban endeavour, speaking directly to today’s society - with all its anxiety, addictions, and destructiveness as well as it's exhilaration. You'll find in their driving beats raw emotion, and a terrific darkness. The sound is complex, almost abstract - a combination of cinematic textures, gritty guitars, and... Voir la suite

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Near the top of the page on the right hand side there is a big blue button that say "Back this project". Click this button and follow the instructions.

If this still doesn't work remember you can still give directly to our Paypal account @ velvetkills@gmail.com

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WWwaahhh!! great sound, voice and video!! terrific!!! <3 i hope you collect all the money you need!! best regards from France.... SilviO :)
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WWwaahhh!! great sound, voice and video!! terrific!!! <3 i hope you collect all the money you need!! best regards from France.... SilviO :)
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Good luck dear friends! xoxox