VELVET SHEEP ON JOHN PEEL 1995 – SECOND MENTION
Apr16

VELVET SHEEP ON JOHN PEEL 1995 – SECOND MENTION

John Peel mentions Velvet Sheep fanzine for a second time on his show, 26th May, 1995. This time it’s after the Caspar Brotzmann Massaker track “Bass Totem” and Peel mentions a part of my feature with Brotzmann where I mention the gig at the Highbury Garage has solved a mate’s bowel problems! He also goes onto read out the address saying he’d forgotten earlier, when in fact he’d mentioned it 3 times...

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YEASAYER – exclusive interview with ANAND WILDER on upcoming album
Apr15

YEASAYER – exclusive interview with ANAND WILDER on upcoming album

Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder talks to Nick Hutchings about the forthcoming Yeasayer album due later this year TBC, the follow up to “Odd Blood” from 2010 whose hit “O.N.E.” features above Anand Wilder: We got dropped by Secretly Canadian last fall and have just signed a contract with Mute worldwide and have just got back from 5 weeks of recording at Woodridge, New York at this place called Outlier Inn – it was...

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VELVET SHEEP TWENTY TOP TEN-TY – from the archive
Apr15

VELVET SHEEP TWENTY TOP TEN-TY – from the archive

In the same issue as the Tortoise interview (VS 20 from 1996) here was the top ten tunes playing on the fanzine jukebox, as published: (ps. Pure Morning became the Domino band – Clinic) 1. MC Hellshit & DJ Carhouse – Live At Manchester (Blast First Records) 2. Tortoise – Djed (City Slang) 3. Karate – Gasoline (Southern) 4. The Inbreds – Any Sense of Time (Atlantic / TAG) 5. Elevate – 2 Out of 5...

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TORTOISE interview “Millions of Us Now Living Have Never Read This” from VS archive
Apr15

TORTOISE interview “Millions of Us Now Living Have Never Read This” from VS archive

Legendary post-rock band Tortoise have been announced as guests at the forthcoming Mogwai’s 20th anniversary ATP events at The Roundhouse in Camden on 28 June, and are due to release a seventh studio album on Thrill Jockey this year, their first since 2009’s “Beacons of Ancestorship” With that at the forefront of the cerebral cortex it seems timely to revisit an interview with the band including John McEntire,...

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MARTIN BRAMAH of THE FALL – Song For Ewe
Apr04

MARTIN BRAMAH of THE FALL – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with MARTIN BRAMAH of BLUE ORCHIDS & THE FALL “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is a founder member and guitarist of one of my favourite bands of all time, The Fall. Many have followed him, but not many have matched him. Legend has it that he would have been their singer, had it not been for Mark E....

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