The Velvet Fog

The Velvet Fog

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we are a musical collaborative being who's sole purpose is to create music we want to hear and play, nothing short of that. Our musical mantra is from the heart, no theory just pure unadulterated imagination.

Biography

Out of the ashes of Calgary's Dwayne Guitarist Eirik Hutchinson made the move to Vancouver with the intention of starting anew. With the ending of Dwayne the itch to start writing his own songs came to a tipping point, along with this came the Drummer Tyler Milnthorp as a partner in crime and musical ideas. Although he did not live in Vancouver he would still visit to jam out the few songs Eirik had written. Due to his living situation and company the two had to cut ties and go their own ways.

From there Eirik decided that he did not need the company of other musicians to write these little dittys as he calls them. So he spent hours in his living room working the arrangements and stuctures of the songs until they were close to perfect. Then came the daunting task of recording with the help of Bassman Extraordinaire Jamie Spittal the songs were recorded and re written on the spot in the studio. Of course you need drums so Eirik enlisted the help from the incredible Ily Barnes who laid down the foundation to the pieces.

Eirik's influences span a wide variety of genres, from the blues to the 60's British invasion, but the most prominent artists you hear on the songs consist of Peaches, Jimi Hendrix, The White Stripes, Motorhead, The Horrors, The Strokes, The Kinks, Cream, Kasabian and The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disastor.

Lyrics

Switchblade

Written By: Eirik Hutchinson

Life is hip, with it’s trips
And Cyclical dips
Left behind with the time
Baby it’s all mine
Don’t confuse, can’t refuse
Got me the switchblade blues

Curse the bird, flip the word
The one that smells like a turd
Bum a fag, take a drag
Take that smoke in the bag
Don’t confuse, can’t refuse
Got them switchblade blues

Who’s counting, She’s Crying
Gotta get down, Down with the sound
I got a SWITCHBLADE, SWITCHBLADE, SWITCHBLADE
And you might get laid

Yes I’m lean smoking green, it’s a machine
With the smokers and the tokers
Mary’s our queen
Can’t refuse, don’t confuse
I got the switchblade blues

Life is hip, with it’s trips
And Cyclical dips
Left behind with the time
Baby it’s all mine
Don’t confuse, can’t refuse
Got me the switchblade blues

Who’s counting, She’s Crying
Gotta get down, Down with the sound
I got a SWITCHBLADE, SWITCHBLADE, SWITCHBLADE
And you might get laid

U-180

Written By: Eirik Hutchinson

U-180 got a lock on you
gonna torpedo you down to the deep dark blue
Kreigsmarine hit the scene, striking down the royal queen
join the navy at 17
pray to live till 19
sack of potatoes on the sea
pray to live float to flee

I see you coming, I see you coming Teeth bearing

take the time to mind the mine
56 men in the salty brine
2 tonnes of cold hard steel taken down like a baby seal

I see you coming, I see you coming, Teeth Bearing

Discography

Ep coming soon...

Set List

Rock Show-Peaches
Switchblade
Blueberry
Kick Out The Jams-MC5
U-180
Voodoolasa