Miss Velvet / On The Edge of Rock Domination

It is rare to find an artist who can send shockwaves of musical vitality into your soul whilst bringing about feelings of deep nostalgia. Raw, enticing, and passionately rooted in rock ‘n’ roll, the era of Miss Velvet has begun.

Miss Velvet – Traveler

Release Date: Out Now

Words: Monty Sewell

Traveler, the debut album from the seasoned musician, sees the songstress combine forces with acclaimed rock producer Esjay Jones. Ravishing each song with an open-hearted veracity, this ten-track record fuels its fire with a spine-tingling performance from both writer and performer.

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Miss Velvet – Traveler. Photo: Chris Quinn

With a vocal gust like no other, Miss Velvet combines the howling grit of a classic rock icon with an almost unhinged hunger behind each word. The opening track, Mother, gloriously sets the tone for the rest of the album. An open-eyed crescendo finish plays itself right to the bone alongside orchestral values and profound top-note vocal awe. Singers like this only come around so often.

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Miss Velvet – Traveler. Photo: Chris Quinn

High Like An Aeroplane has an AC/DC edge with a bit of Hammond thrown in there for damn good measure. Long Way Home, Feel Good and Zumirez keep the good times coming. An arena-sized energy entwined within the tracks constantly pulsates out through the guitar riff heat. The title track, Traveler, momentarily lifts the album’s foot off the accelerator. The ballad is stunningly moving and just delicate enough to trace the listener back to the days of 60s folk rock.

Lovin In The Afternoon is red hot, filthy fire before Gritty City offers an unquenchable beat. The production values are sleek and lustrous, a definite live embodiment of recording that keeps the record genuine and unique.

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Miss Velvet – Traveler. Photo: Chris Quinn

Sneak attack track White Pony explodes with a funk-laden exuberance before Traveler is wrapped up serenely with piano-based memento Born To Be Your Own Wild.

Previous incarnations of Miss Velvet have seen the artist soar through delegations of well-earned industry respect. It is now, though, with the release of Traveler, that we see not just a phenomenal musician but an unrivaled talent on the edge of rock domination.

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