PAVEMENT’S BOB NASTANOVICH – Sheep Dip Tip
May25

PAVEMENT’S BOB NASTANOVICH – Sheep Dip Tip

SHEEP DIP TIP with BOB NASTANOVICH of PAVEMENT & SILVER JEWS “SHEEP DIP TIP” is a feature where Velvet Sheep icons pass on their top tips for future heroes. The inaugural tipster is a man who knows all about backing the right horse, latter day racing expert and formerly beloved drummer – BOB NASTANOVICH of PAVEMENT Picking up “Slanted & Enchanted” by Pavement in 1991 was a revelation – not...

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EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. VERSUS Takin’ Care of Business
May25

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. VERSUS Takin’ Care of Business

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. VERSUS Takin’ Care Of Business It’s the first of a series of exclusive mixes which pitch Velvet Sheep versus some of our favourite garage rock compadres… Stepping into the ring for this debut clash is T-Bird Jones: key member of the Birmingham ColdRice collective, pummeling drummer in Swampmeat, trash surf dude in Los Baricuas, robot operator of a DJ-ing droid named MILO, confidant of Heavy Trash’s...

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VELVET SHEEP ON JOHN PEEL SHOW 1995
May25

VELVET SHEEP ON JOHN PEEL SHOW 1995

John Peel mentions Velvet Sheep fanzine on his show, 26th May, 1995. The show featured a session by Caspar Brotzmann Massaker, and by coincidence the issue i had sent Peel also had an interview with Brotzmann, which he reads from! Peel then goes onto read out other contents and my old home address three times. Characteristically includes mention of a false ending of the outgoing Brotzmann track “Peel Party” and then joins...

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PURLING HISS – Lucky 7
May25

PURLING HISS – Lucky 7

LUCKY 7 is the new feature where we ask bands to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own…here’s the first installment by PURLING HISS. Yes you read that right.   Photography by Aaron Biscoe. Cheers. Purling Hiss is the pleasing Spooner-ism adopted by Mike Polizze when he makes music that sounds like it was recorded a second after the Minutemen’s “Double Nickels on the...

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THE MONOCHROME SET interview
May25

THE MONOCHROME SET interview

THE MONOCHROME SET have bafflingly evaded major success… Yet the band’s influence on bands like The Smiths, Franz Ferdinand, Belle and Sebastian, Blur and The Strokes can be clearly felt. Phil Knoxville of Velvet Sheep sat down with Monochrome Set leader Bid to discuss their new album ‘Spaces Everywhere’. VS: How did the new Monochrome Set album come about? Bid: The Monochrome Set were on tour in Germany and these geezers...

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