How To Start A Revolution from the bottom of a garden shed. So goes Some Velvet Morning’s best loved anthem from their second album Allies, which has been utilised as the soundtrack for Renault Megane and Aprillia commercials across Europe in recent years. Living up to their signature song, Some Velvet Morning have taken their music around the world from Paris to Bangkok, from New York to Moscow.

Formed in  North London by brothers Desmond (vocals, guitar) and Gavin Lambert (bass, vocals) along with drummer Rob Flanagan, Some Velvet Morning first began playing together in the mid 2000s. Mixing their love of Britsh 80’s pop such as Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears with the more classic sounds of Fleetwood Mac & Pink Floyd they organically developed towards their first deal. With Coldplay’s producer, Rik Simpson at the helm, their debut album Silence Will Kill You spawned two radio hits – Losing My Mind and Propaganda, leading the band to be nominated for Radio X’s album of the year in 2007.

The movies followed in 2010 when How To Start A Revolution became the stomping backdrop to the international trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s superhero blockbuster, Kick Ass. The success not only secured the band further film placements (Irvine Welch’s ‘Filth’) but it also helped fuel a crowdfunding campaign for the band’s second album.

Some Velvet Morning raised a staggering £100,000 in just six weeks. Their second album Allies introduced France to SVM, establishing national radio play and festival headline slots. In the UK, the band’s anthems proved a runaway success on sports television and radio, not only becoming key fixtures on Five Live, Talk Sport and the BBC’s Match Of The Day, but also providing a soundtrack for thousands to stomp their feet to as the tracks were played across the countries football terraces.

Rather than sticking with the traditon of single/album/tour, SVM released a single a month in 2016 – these were then collected together as a third album, Musical Chairs. Further Film & TV placements followed for Pull & Bear, Haig Club and The Grand Tour, as well as the soundtrack for Kat And The Band starring Dougie Poynter from McFly and Ella Hunt. During this period. the band also performed a number of successful shows at London’s Roundhouse and Scala venues.

An unintentional five month hiatus in Westport, Eire played a part in the creation of their fourth album Rough Seas. Tracks that had already been started long before the lockdown such as Good to See You and Rough Seas suddenly started to take on a whole new meaning during the pandemic. Bursting with feel-good energy, Good to See You attracted the attention of sports TV, with usage on the BBC’s coverage of the 2020 Euros and Sky Sports, as fans returned to stadiums after the pandemic.

Whilst the band maintained their recognisable brand of catchy anthemic rock on Rough Seas, there was undoubtedly a new subtle Celtic influence evident. This was most clearly heard on the lead track for the album, Ghosts which became a key feature in Jane Gull’s 2022 feature film Love Without Walls.

Some Velvet Morning are currently in the studio working on material for their fifth album.