In February we had the pleasure of playing a gig with the lovely ‘Die Milch’ from Japan. One of their violinists Will is studying violin in Austria. His bandmates Coco and Robin had planned to come over for a visit, so with the help of Dani and the local lolita community Gothic Lolita Austria we managed to play a concert together!
The location was the Australian pub Down Under in the 6th district of Vienna. Their so called “snakepit cellar” is frequently used for events and that’s also where we played!
Velvetree opened the evening and we even premiered our newest song ‘Old Souls’. It has some really dreamy, abandoned-house-in-the-mist vibes!
Then it was showtime for Die Milch! The three of them put on an engaging performance and even managed to elegantly overcome the night’s biggest surprise: a sudden power-outage!! The violins continued to entertain everyone while the problem was being fixed.
Die Milch in action – shot by Alex
Of course, we’d like to thank Gothic Lolita Austria and Dani for their help and organising the event. Our thanks also go to the ever-so-amazing Markus Wetzlmayr from WET-photo for some brilliant pictures. Go check out his work, he is one talented guy!
We got such great feedback about our show from the crowd and many of you even bought our CD, yay! That made us feel really happy, thank you for supporting us and attending that amazing night.
It’s been a while!
Let’s take a moment to look back at last autumn…
On the 29th of November 2018 we had the pleasure to be part of a very special event. Both Mia and I love to read, so an event that combines music and books sounds particularly perfect, don’t you think? Continue reading
This is a quick reminder, about our upcoming concert on February 1st together with Die Milch! This is definitely a really, really important gig for us, so it would be really nice to see you all there!
Check out the FB Event for more infos: https://www.facebook.com/events/235202970713046/
If you haven’t heard about it yet from our social media appearances – we’re finally going to play our first real gig this saturday!
We’re going to perform at the Local Bar in Vienna. Check out everything about it via the link to the FB event: Velvetree & FIller’s End – LIVE – FB event
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Today marks another small milestone for a young duo like us!
We sent out our first physical CD order to a costumer from abroad! It’s a tiny dream, that someone from another part in the world is interested in the music that we make. I couldn’t really believe my eyes at first when the order came in and immediately a happy dance around the apartment was in order! Continue reading
Today it’s my turn to tell you a few things about Velvetree’s bass-queen Mia!
Writing music together was rather a spontaneous “yeah, we should do that” kind of idea and we started out without a concept or anything at all! Before meeting Mia, I had never heard anybody play the bass like she does. The way she uses flageolets and arranges the melody in powerful as well as soft patterns, has the power to spark the most amazing sceneries in my head. I’m simply grateful for being able to write music with her.
One of the things that I value most about Mia is that she doesn’t only talk about plans, she puts them into action. So, we tried writing music together – and tadah – we went on to form Velvetree, write songs, have our photos taken and bring out our first own EP! Mia is also a very skilled graphic designer, she designed our EP’s beautiful booklet. She came up with the idea of using a double-gate fold, which now perfectly introduces everyone to our booklet. It’s great to have such a driving force like Mia as a partner in this project!
Photo: Cornelia Gillmann – cg photography