Velcros Release Their Debut EP ‘Spit Takes’ Exclusively On Cassette

After witnessing a memorable performance by Texas Punk band Radioactivity at one of Leipzig’s DIY venues, fellow musicians Fabian Bremer, Nicolai Hildebrandt and Manuel Markstein felt the need to form a band to pursue the “raw and visceral energy” they had experienced. This led to the creation of Velcros.

Bremer and Hildebrandt had once played together in the short-lived hardcore outfit Sarg, which disbanded in 2013 and this marked a return to their Punk roots.

For those familiar with the members’ current and past bands, including AUA, Radare, Okta Logue and Wayste, the sound of Velcros might come as a surprise.

Their debut EP Spit Takes is quite divergent. The collection is song-focused rather than atmospheric. Velcros take inspiration from the classic sounds of the late 1960s and ’70s such as The Beatles, Hot Snakes, Buzzcocks, Wipers, and Big Star.

Spit Takes presents the band’s first ever recorded material, released exclusively on tape by Crazysane Records as a teaser for their debut LP to follow in winter 2023/24. The songs were recorded, mixed, and mastered by Producer Magnus Wichmann at Lala Studios in Leipzig, while Velcros’ own Fabian Bremer, who did commissioned works for acts like Anika, Kadavar, and Tocotronic, was responsible for the artwork.

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