BLUR ‘The Magic Whip’ Album Review
Apr25

BLUR ‘The Magic Whip’ Album Review

BLUR ‘The Magic Whip’ Album Review Not as heavy or indie as most of our garage rock loves, Blur are as much ingrained in Velvet Sheep’s DNA as late night rocking & cheesecake of the terminal variety. Locked in Velvet Sheep founder Nick Hutchings’ bedroom when we were mere fuzzy felt lambs, we knew instantly that the pre-release copy of ‘Parklife’ Nick had obtained was something special. My ears...

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Gallery
Apr23

Gallery

Velvet Sheep over the years. 1996 featuring Tortoise interview Ben Swank plays with TAP Collective at a Velvet Sheep clubnight, Whitechapel Gallery...

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THE BLIND SHAKE ‘Fly Right’ Review
Apr21

THE BLIND SHAKE ‘Fly Right’ Review

THE BLIND SHAKE ‘Fly Right’ (Slovenly) Given both the John Dwyer seal of approval and swami John Reis’ blessing, The Blind Shake have also collaborated with guitar crank Michael Yonkers and toured with OBN III’s. It’s no wonder, given the reverb drenched psychobilly freakout of noise emanating from this Minneapolis power trio. The Blind Shake are led by bald-domed brothers in arms Jim and Mike Blaha and...

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USELESS EATERS ‘Singles 2011 – 2014’ Review
Apr21

USELESS EATERS ‘Singles 2011 – 2014’ Review

  USELESS EATERS ‘Singles: 2011 – 2014’ Review Useless Eaters is basically Seth Sutton from Tennessee, and he’s been defaecating droplets of punk distortion like loose stool, while making music hard like a bar-room stool to pick up in a saloon brawl. The album “Singles: 2011 – 2014” contains rich pickings from obscure seven inches from garage labels like Tic Tac Totally, Dead (from Nashville) and Goodbye Boozy...

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DIRTY FENCES ‘Full Tramp’ Review
Apr21

DIRTY FENCES ‘Full Tramp’ Review

DIRTY FENCES ‘Full Tramp’ (Slovenly) These beauties from Brooklyn are playing killer track “Judy (Don’t Go)” which gets the ‘Full Tramp’ stamp of approval. Judy is a punk, and that’s why the Ramones enthralled scuzz bucket glam racketeers Dirty Fences don’t want her to go. Using “The Dirt” as their how-to-guide, they will probably wind up making both friends and enemies, throwing windmills and...

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