CAIT O’RIORDAN of THE POGUES – Song For Ewe
Nov25

CAIT O’RIORDAN of THE POGUES – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with CAIT O’RIORDAN of THE POGUES “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Next up is a lady who joined The Pogues at 17 years old after a chance meeting with Shane MacGowan at a record shop. She played bass for the band on their first two albums including the legendary “Rum, Sodomy & The Lash” and The Pogues...

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MAGGIE DUNNE of FUZZBOX – Song For Ewe
Nov25

MAGGIE DUNNE of FUZZBOX – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with MAGGIE DUNNE of WE’VE GOT A FUZZBOX AND WE’RE GONNA USE IT!! “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today, it’s a founder of an 80s band who I have a real fondness for, one that I recently remembered when reading John Robb’s “Death To Trad Rock” tome, and one with possibly the most ridiculous...

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SHEEP DIP TIP – Birmingham’s Next Big Bands
Nov25

SHEEP DIP TIP – Birmingham’s Next Big Bands

Following on from Fuzzbox,  in what is proving to be a Brummie kind of day,  it’s time for Thomas “T-Bird” Jones. A regular writer for Velvet Sheep, T-Bird also plays drums in the brilliant Birmingham band Swampmeat and was a key member of the now sadly defunct ColdRice collective. As the promoter behind the brilliant “Takin’ Care of Business” and the man behind the Brum’s The Word mix on...

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SKINNY GIRL DIET – Lucky 7
Nov25

SKINNY GIRL DIET – Lucky 7

SKINNY GIRL DIET – Lucky 7 LUCKY 7 is the feature where we ask bands to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own… Here’s the latest by a band from North London with an eviscerating sound and a penchant for many of the bands that made me start the fanzine back in the day. There’s not many new bands that instantly feel like a Velvet Sheep band, but this is one, it’s SKINNY GIRL DIET! I...

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KURT WOLF of PUSSY GALORE – Song For Ewe
Nov12

KURT WOLF of PUSSY GALORE – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with KURT WOLF of PUSSY GALORE “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today, is a man who slung and slayed the fourth guitar in a four axe assault on the senses that was legendary New York noise punk band Pussy Galore. And since I love this band so much and have kept in touch with all its members since interviewing them last year on...

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