“’Run’ undoubtedly provides listeners with a powerful indication of what to expect from the upcoming body of work. Equal parts enthralling and enchanting, Velvet Bloom is undeniably on the cusp of big things in the near future.” – Tyler Jenke, Rolling Stone Australia

“Composed and captivating from beginning to end, ‘Glimmer’ shines in its ability to keep listeners on their toes without becoming overwhelming.” – James Lynch,
Trouble Juice

“If you don’t have goosebumps after hearing this one, I suggest checking for a pulse.” – Lauren Katulka, Sounds of Oz

“blown away with the sheer volume of talent oozing out of this release.”
– Jay-Dee Pitcaithly, Moshtix


Artist: Velvet Bloom
EP Title: Glimmer
Release Date: Friday 8 April
Label: Cousin Will Records

Glimmer Track Listing

1. Chance To Miss You

2. Glimmer

3. Interlude

4. Run

5. Free

6. DM Me

7. Presence

8. Teach Ya

9. 7Hundred25

10. Standards

Glimmer EP is out now
via Cousin Will Records with limited edition vinyl available

Glimmer EP Credits
All songs written by Velvet Bloom 

Vocals & Guitar –  Maddy Herbert
Lead Guitar, Synth & Keys – Alex Marko
Bass Guitar – Anthony Rennick
Drums & Percussion – Nic Morton
Other Performers – Yara Alkurd, Quin Grunden & Bridie English

Producers – Maddy Herbert, Alex Marko & Quin Grunden
Recording Engineer – Quin Grunden & Alex Marko
Mixing Engineer – Edvard Hakansson
Mastering –  Joe Carra Crystal Mastering
Lyrics – Maddy Herbert

Album Cover:
Graphic Design – Anthony Rennick
Set Design – Anthony Rennick & Maddy Herbert
Flower Arrangements – Tom And Daisy Creative
Corsets – The Daisy Lane
Jewellery – Little Hangings

Following on from last year’s beckoning soul jam ‘Run’, which introduced an anticipated debut body of work, Melbourne soul initiates Velvet Bloom returned in stunning form in 2022 with their sultry titular single ‘Glimmer’. Now, the five piece, led by front-woman Maddy Herbert are thrilled to reveal the entirety of their debut EP, Glimmer. Out today via local label Cousin Will RecordsGlimmer is as shiny and ethereal as its title suggests—serving a lavish feast of indie soul and R&B delights.

First single ‘Run’ sees Velvet Bloom harnessing an innate ability to speak directly to the soul with smokey vocals rich in timbre and instantly captivating. A gently swaying ballad that builds to immense heights with Herbert’s layered vocals sounding as if they’ve been plucked straight out of 1960s New York.

Title track ‘Glimmer’ is an ode to motherhood, family and divine femininity. A song about love and loss in equal measure, ‘Glimmer’ oscillates between crescendo odysseys of elongated funk and subdued ebbs of a softly lilting waltz, with a refined sound that is testament to the outfit’s seasoned musicianship.

“I wrote ‘Glimmer’ about my relationship with my mother and how much she inspires me. My dad passed away when I was four and the strength that I saw in my mum following this loss helped to shape my entire being. This song is about expressing admiration for the people who you love and making them aware of how special they are. Some people have a major influence on the way you see the world and if that influence is positive – you should hold them close.” – Maddy Herbert, Velvet Bloom

With a voice and energy that emits an earnest, heart stirring warmth, Maddy Herbert is a captivating live performer and a truly commanding frontwoman. Backed by a stellar live band of Alex MarkoAnthony Rennick, Miguel Hutton and Nic Morton with backing vocals from Quin Grunden and Bridie EnglishVelvet Bloom have quickly earned their stripes as one of the most exciting additions to Melbourne soul’s bursting frontline.

The five piece will be heading back to the live stage for a run of East Coast shows kicking off this month hitting up Forster, Brisbane, Sydney, Beechworth, Adelaide and Melbourne, with Herbert also playing solo in Canberra. Do not miss your chance to catch this captivating live act on the rise when they roll into a town near you.

Glimmer EP Launch Shows
Thursday 28 April

Sideway Bar – Canberra (Solo)

Friday 29 April
Manyana – Forster

Saturday 30 April
Lefty’s Music Hall – Brisbane

Friday 6 May
Lazy Bones – Sydney
Tickets via Moshtix

Saturday 7 May
Tanswells Hotel – Beechworth
Tickets via Humanitix

Thursday 2 June
Crown And Anchor – Adelaide
Tickets via Eventbrite

Saturday 11 June
The Toff In Town – Melbourne
Tickets via The Toff

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