SUDAKISTAN – Lucky 7
Jan14

SUDAKISTAN – Lucky 7

SUDAKISTAN – 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 whose album we reviewed (and loved) here… REVIEW – SUDAKISTAN “CABALLO NEGRO” It’s possibly the best new band to emerge from a garage since the Coachwhips, and certainly the best world music since Santana and well GOAT’s “World...

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SAUROPOD – Lucky 7
Jan14

SAUROPOD – Lucky 7

SAUROPOD – 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 ace new Norwegian garage grunge trio due to release their album “Roaring At The Storm” on 22nd January, but they’re about to kick one up with some eclectic if not all strictly electric choices…it’s SAUROPOD! Named after a herbivorous dinosaur (not...

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NATHAN STREJCEK of THE TEEN IDLES & YOUTH BRIGADE – Song For Ewe
Jan10

NATHAN STREJCEK of THE TEEN IDLES & YOUTH BRIGADE – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with NATHAN STREJCEK of THE TEEN IDLES & YOUTH BRIGADE “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today, the man and musician in question has his birthday. When I first heard his band/s on the Washington DC compilation “Flex Your Head“, it was like the first day in my life. You could be angry, have short hair and play...

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REVIEW – SUDAKISTAN “CABALLO NEGRO”
Jan05

REVIEW – SUDAKISTAN “CABALLO NEGRO”

I first met Luke Reilly of Stockholm based garage/psych/punk label PNKSLM when his then band The Lusts were brought on the bill of a Velvet Sheep gig at the Whitechapel Gallery on the recommendation of my Birmingham ColdRice label buddies The Big Bang. Borrowing amps and mustering drums when they plugged in they nearly made ears bleed such was their high end trouble making garage treble. I became mates with Luke, and really wanted to...

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KEIRON MELLING of THE FALL  – Song For Ewe
Jan04

KEIRON MELLING of THE FALL – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with KEIRON MELLING of 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 is the turn of one of the men behind the drums on one of my favourite albums of last year “Sub-Lingual Tablet” and a key player in Velvet Sheep’s favourite song of 2015, the  motorik “Auto Chip 2014-2016” and co-writer of...

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