THE SHEND of THE CRAVATS – Song For Ewe
Mar31

THE SHEND of THE CRAVATS – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with THE SHEND of THE CRAVATS “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s is an original punk who formed his band after seeing The Stranglers, who took a James Chance to add contorted sax to add a touch of the Stooges to some twisted Trumpton-esque riot and while recorded by Crass added some clever humour to make the arch...

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FRANZ STAHL of SCREAM & WOOL & FOO FIGHTERS – Song For Ewe
Mar30

FRANZ STAHL of SCREAM & WOOL & FOO FIGHTERS – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with FRANZ STAHL of SCREAM & WOOL & FOO FIGHTERS “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 bona fide American punk rock icon. It’s well documented in these parts that i’m a fan of Washington DC hardcore, as my love of Dischord comp “Flex Your Head” and previous “songs for ewe” by...

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VODUN – Lucky 7
Mar29

VODUN – Lucky 7

VODUN – 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. Today we feature my favourite new band Vodun! Bringing to mind the fire of early Skunk Anansie, Vodun’s love for the West African religion twists this until it feels like Tina Turner in Ken Russell’s ‘Tommy’ fronting Deep Purple on acid. And if you can hear a comparison...

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BOB MOULD – Song For Ewe & Interview
Mar23

BOB MOULD – Song For Ewe & Interview

“SONG FOR EWE” & INTERVIEW with BOB MOULD “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 one of my all-time personal heroes and bona fide rock royalty. I’ve been lucky enough to spend an hour with the good man at the “Coach & Horses” pub in Soho and he’s kindly agreed to choose a “song for ewe” and...

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LE BUTCHERETTES – Lucky 7
Mar21

LE BUTCHERETTES – Lucky 7

LE BUTCHERETTES – 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. Today we feature Le Butcherettes! Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Le Butcherettes is the loud and vivacious brainchild of Teri Gender Bender (vocals and guitar), joined by drummer Chris Common (These Arms Are Snakes) together creating downright enjoyable detonations of off-kilter rock...

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