RACHEL HADEN of that dog. – Song For Ewe
Jan27

RACHEL HADEN of that dog. – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with RACHEL HADEN of that dog. “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 the turn of a founding member of the grunge era but reformed wonky pop punkers that dog. (lower case, higher volume full stop).  She comes from a rich musical heritage, her grandparents were regular radio stars of the 40s and 50s and her father a legendary...

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TIM KERR of BIG BOYS – Song For Ewe
Jan25

TIM KERR of BIG BOYS – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with TIM KERR of BIG BOYS “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 musician and artist whose effect on American punk rock is indelible and whose legacy is writ and sprayed large most likely in neon bubble writing. He is the epitome of the DIY punk culture because he helped start it. He was a member of legendary Texan punk...

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LOUISE TREHY of SWALLOW – Song For Ewe
Jan23

LOUISE TREHY of SWALLOW – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with LOUISE TREHY of SWALLOW “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 half of a band who I originally reviewed back in the original times of the fanzine back in the early 90s, who released an ace record called “Blow” on the sublime 4AD label, but whose (mazzy) star faded before they could truly reach the rarefied...

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GRAHAM LEWIS of WIRE – Song For Ewe
Jan20

GRAHAM LEWIS of WIRE – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with GRAHAM LEWIS of WIRE “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 a band who I first heard via the many covers of “12XU” by the hardcore bands I was enamoured with in the early 90s (Untouchables, Teen Idles, Minor Threat et al), but who were more “Pink Flag” than Black Flag....

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SO PITTED – Lucky 7
Jan14

SO PITTED – Lucky 7

SO PITTED – 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… This time it’s the latest signing to legendary grunge label and Velvet Sheep favs, the label where Mark Arm of Mudhoney still works in dispatch…Sub Pop (see my interview with him for the Quietus here). They’re a three piece that make a noise that is part Nirvana...

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