GO: THE LIMIT: Smoothing the Way for Black Velvet Glamour
Byline: By Dayle Crutchlow
HOW does a bit of unadulterated, swaggering, in yer face, over blown rock and roll sound?
Well, that's what you'll get in Coventry tomorrow at the Colosseum in Primrose Hill Street. The Black Velvets are the band tipped to knock The Darkness off their garish throne with their cocksure mix of rock, punk and glam.
They're playing the city venue ahead of the release of their second single on Vertigo Records.
The band have already played gigs with everyone from The Who and The Killers to John Squire. This time around they're sharing the stage with local boys Lowdrive and Trailer. Not as famous but rocking nonetheless.
THERE'S an incredibly vibrant metal scene, in all its incarnations, around Cov at the minute.
The epicentre appears to be the Jailhouse, in Much Park Street. The more conventional side of metal will be on display tonight, with Iron Horse, featuring former members of Saxon, serving up a selection of classic rock.
Metal's newer face will reveal itself at the venue on Tuesday when two of the UK's brightest metal hopes, Zero Cipher and special guests i-def- i, come together in true DIY style.
I-def-i are currently receiving airplay on Radio 1 and Zero Cipher have established a reputation for their unique, emotional, and ferocious music. …