Indie rock 4-piece Alexis Kings have released their new single, “Velvet”. From the opening snare, you can tell something special was being cooked up by the band as Alexis Kings deliver a special flair with “Velvet”; a song that oozes soul from every nook and cranny. The vocals ride the momentum of the dazzling instrumentals and soars and dives with the highs and lows of the funk infused musicality. It’s becoming increasingly harder to find music that gets you tapping your feet immediately and “Velvet” is one track that does exactly that — highlighting the expectations for whats to come next from the band.
With a debut album on the horizon for later this year, “Velvet” sets the tone for what to expect. Taking aspects of each members influence and fusing each style to create a sound distinctive to Alexis Kings, the single flaunts poetic and a confident lead line reflecting influence from Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Tom Misch. Produced by Ian Dowling (Bombay Bicycle Club, Chapel Club), “Velvet” features a strong foundation of funk flavoured bass and steady drumbeat, making it an anthemic single to match previous releases and releases yet to come.