SIMON WOLSTONECROFT of THE FALL – Song For Ewe
Apr22

SIMON WOLSTONECROFT of THE FALL – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with SIMON WOLSTONECROFT 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. My fav band The Fall love a drummer, and not many more than this man. In the band for a critically stellar period, he also co-wrote the band’s only original Top 40 hit, in “Free Range”, a song that originally got me into the band. Famously...

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REVIEW – BLACK MEKON’S SINGLES CLUB
Apr22

REVIEW – BLACK MEKON’S SINGLES CLUB

BLACK MEKON’S SINGLES CLUB Birmingham garage vigilates’ new vinyl venture by VELVET SHEEP’S THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES “INCOMING..INCOMING.. I’m here with Black Mekon and his brother Black Mekon and we’re knocking back bourbon in Christ’s Gasoline chewing the fat. They’ve given me honour of passing you. The Velvet Sheep readers, a brand new video directed by the always talented Mr Radar for the ear...

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JOHNY BROWN of BAND OF HOLY JOY – Song For Ewe
Apr21

JOHNY BROWN of BAND OF HOLY JOY – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with JOHNY BROWN of THE BAND OF HOLY JOY “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 the frontman of a band that featured at one of the first ever gigs I ventured from Gravesend to London to see. His style is part evangelical preacher, part toy kit troubadour. His song “Rosemary Smith” has had loads of play on...

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BRITTA PHILLIPS of LUNA – Song For Ewe
Apr20

BRITTA PHILLIPS of LUNA – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with BRITTA PHILLIPS of LUNA “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 the turn of the bassist of Luna, one half of Dean & Britta with her husband Dean Wareham of Luna & Galaxie 500, and the singing voice of 1980’s animated series Jem. She’s sung on the MGMT song “It’s Working” from...

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KARREN ABLAZE of ABLAZE! FANZINE
Apr19

KARREN ABLAZE of ABLAZE! FANZINE

“SONG FOR EWE” with KARREN ABLAZE of ABLAZE! fanzine “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 an inspirational writer whose fanzine Ablaze! did for grunge & riot grrrl what Mark P’s Sniffin’ Glue did for punk. Originally operating circa 1984-1994 it was a zine from Leeds that helped inspire my own to start own xeroxed...

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