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Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band

Velvets In The Dark/Koala Bears

Violette Records

super limited 7" in hand-made sleeve

Released: 27th Jan 2023


This is a unique and original artefact, not a repress; A very rare jewel in the Michael Head canon of work, this was a personal two-song project recorded in 2014.

The songs are pure and quintessential Michael Head. Velvets In The Dark was written in the wake of the death of Lou Reed and centres around being on the outside of those things most important in your life. Koala Bears is a remarkable song with a structure like no other featuring two young fugitives, fixated and so in love who when caught have their code word for “we say nothing”

Velvets In The Dark/Koala Bears