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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, new laid-back track from The Velveteins, Athene, was inspired by the war goddess in Homer’s Iliad.
Blending bright psychedelia of the 1960’s with indie rock of the new millennium, The Velveteins are a bridge between the two worlds. After living out of a camper van on the beaches of Australia for a year, The Velveteins frontman, Spencer Morphy, moved home to Canada in 2014, and started the band with co-songwriter Addison Hiller before being joined by Dean Kheroufi, Daniel Sedmak and Cam O’Neill. Now, the fivesome are known for their incendiary live performances.
Garnering millions of streams for their music to date, The Velveteins have built an ever-growing, dedicated fan base across all corners of the globe. Their vigorous touring schedule has led to international festival appearances (SXSW, and The Great Escape) and opening slots for established acts including Wolf Parade, Hockey Dad and Chad Vangaalen.
Third single to be released from their sophomore album, Athene, was inspired by the war goddess in Homer’s Iliad.
I was exploring through the Iliad at the time, so the lore was fresh in my mind, but I imagined a tale about a woman sort of mirroring Athene in modern life. I drew from great women that I know, and crafted a song that explored developing a relationship with her, and falling under her influence and just being along for the ride.
The easy and laid-back was written in the small surf town of Tofino, Canada. With warm, effortless vocals, relaxed guitars and a steady beat, Athene creating an overall comforting atmosphere that will make you want to hit repeat and stay along for the journey.
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