BLUE VELVET REFLECT ON CHANGE IN NEW SINGLE MAKE YOU STAY, ANNOUNCE EAST COAST TOUR & SOPHOMORE EP ‘A LESSON IN REGRESSION’
The last six months have been massive for lovable punks Blue Velvet with their latest killer singles Stay Inside All Day and Wasted Youth signifying a dramatic evolution in the band’s style.

Now, full of life, love and optimism, they’re ready to address that change with their new single Make You Stay and sophomore EP ‘A Lesson In Regression’; a love letter to the band they once were and an excited look to the horizon.

‘A Lesson In Regression’ will be released on Friday, October 19.

To celebrate the release of ‘A Lesson In Regression’, Blue Velvet will be hitting the East Coast with shows in Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne.

A subversion of the classic love song; Make You Stay isn’t written for a romantic partner, its a commitment from each member of Blue Velvet to each other and to the people that have followed them on their journey.

“Make You Stay serves as this kind of bridge between the band that we used to be and who we are today. It’s a song about accepting the ways relationships kind of evolve and move on, while reminiscing on how things could’ve been different,” said keyboards and vocalist, Sam Bauermeister.

“We thought this was a really important song as it serves as this final chapter for Blue Velvet in the sense that we’re saying goodbye to our past and moving into this exciting new direction.”

Make You Stay serves as a moment to reflect for each member of Blue Velvet.

“It was written as a cathartic way for me to reflect on my actions and behaviors towards other people. I try not to overthink the process of writing; the chorus from Make You Staywas instantly stuck in my head and the rest of the song fell into place,” said bassist, Michael Godwin.

The single is a real culmination of themes in Blue Velvet’s upcoming EP ‘A Lesson In Regression’.

“We all dared to do something different in ‘A Lesson In Regression’. Some of the songs were conjured up in a matter of minutes and others took months. In the end it all fused together to create something that has a foot grounded in where we began, writing sad emo songs, and another foot in the ambition, positive music that we’re creating now,” said drummer, Lewis Armstrong.

“It was incredibly liberating to create, it felt like we were really free to explore our musical tastes and write something we all really love, something we’re proud of,” said drummer, Lewis Armstrong.

“This is the kind of punk band who’re rough and edgy enough to fall in love with but who also seem grounded and genial enough to take home to mum.”
Dave Ruby-Howe, triple j Unearthed

“Combining hazy, warm guitars and raw and uncompromisingly emotional vocals, (Blue Velvet) culminate in a nostalgic, hook-laden affair that harkens towards the sounds of emo heroes Tigers Jaw, Jimmy Eat World and Title Fight.”

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– STREAM MAKE YOU STAY BELOW  –
BLUE VELVET – A LESSON IN REGRESSION – TOUR
Thursday, October 18
Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets here.

Sunday, October 21
The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Tickets here.

Saturday, October 27
Waywards, Sydney, NSW
Tickets here.

Sunday, November 2
The Gasometer Hotel Upstairs, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets here.

ABOUT BLUE VELVET

Sydney Indie-Punks Blue Velvet have quickly made a name for themselves amongst the rowdy.
Since forming in 2016, the four piece has channeled their inner rascal to shape a unique, cacophonous sound and live show, placing them as an act you can’t miss.

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