Vocalist Gin and guitarist Tao formed Siren Loss in 2001. They played music that was so inaccessible that they couldn't even dig it themselves. Then the musicians got busy and they disbanded around 2003. But shortly after, the duo started writing songs again. They decided to change the old ways and make their music slightly more pop-oriented, but still retaining some of their characteristic coldness beneath it. With the help of Tao's computer, they wrote many songs, trying to walk the fine line between the mainstream and the alternative.
One day, they decided to record some better demos with live drums, so they hired Ken to play drums on some of their tracks. After so many days spent listening to midi drums, the sound of a live drummer inspired the two to consider forming a band again. They recruited Yi-jun, whom they know from college, to play some nice guitars, and later met bass player Kay through the internet. After auditioning a couple of other drummers, it was finally settled that Ken should continue to play with them.
The name is inspired by the David Lynch movie. The reason being: most who have heard their music have used the term "cinematic" to describe their atmosphere, and David Lynch's cinema is pretty much akin to the mood they aspire to create.
After becoming a five-piece band, Blue Velvets are now writing new songs with a more rock-oriented sound. The music of Blue Velvets is difficult to categorize, because it stems from a group of people who couldn't settle on a genre they really like. But somehow a sense of unity is achieved, as if there was an unexplainable concept behind it all. Although J-rock, Britpop, and goth/post-punk are the major influences behind Blue Velvets, you would find that they do not sound like either of the three. Therefore, they are original, even if their originality is a product of too much copying.
Blue Velvets have a sense of time and rhythm that makes one want to walk forward, step by step. On top of that, the guitars provide a sense of space. At the intersection of time and space, there is the presence of Lucy's delivery, which is sometimes asexual and other times feminine. Anyhow, music is something not to be explained. Maybe you don't agree with this description. Then come and see for yourself, perhaps you may come up with better words...