JEAN SMITH of MECCA NORMAL – Song For Ewe
Feb29

JEAN SMITH of MECCA NORMAL – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with JEAN SMITH of MECCA NORMAL  “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 an indie hero from the original incarnation of the fanzine, a Canadian lady who forms one half of an extraordinary band who’ve had records out on some of my favourite all time record labels Calvin Johnson’s K Records, Slim...

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SIMON “DING” ARCHER of THE FALL – Song For Ewe
Feb28

SIMON “DING” ARCHER of THE FALL – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with SIMON “DING” ARCHER 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 continuing our April Fall month, although you should be aware that The Fall are not just for a month, they’re forever, and possibly the only band you’ll ever need, it’s a man who goes by the nicknames of “Dingo”...

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EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. Versus Takin’ Care of Business: Dropkicks & Piledrivers
Feb26

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. Versus Takin’ Care of Business: Dropkicks & Piledrivers

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. VERSUS Takin’ Care of Business: DROPKICKS & PILEDRIVERS For the seventh explosive episode in a series of mixes which pitch Velvet Sheep versus some of our favourite musical compadres… Today’s comes from my brother from a Brummy mother, it’s Thomas “T-Bird” Jones, erstwhile drummer of the second city own rock & blues explosion Swampmeat, mainstay of the ColdRice collective and impressario...

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MARY GAUTHIER – Interview
Feb25

MARY GAUTHIER – Interview

Mary Gauthier is a blues/folk singer-songwriter who specialises in writing touching, personal, honest and extremely beautiful songs. Drawn from a troubled background of adoption and addiction, as well as heartache and loss, Mary Gauthier’s music transcends her own experiences by crafting sublime songs that resonate with her wider audience. I first became aware of Mary Gauthier’s music a number of years ago whilst listening...

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GARY LEE CONNER of THE SCREAMING TREES – Song for Ewe
Feb22

GARY LEE CONNER of THE SCREAMING TREES – Song for Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with GARY LEE CONNER of THE SCREAMING TREES “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today we have a genuine Velvet Sheep legend – Gary Lee Conner, guitarist and songwriter for the Screaming Trees. I first became aware of the band when I was a musically naive teenager; I was in Tower Records, London with Velvet...

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