TOMMY CROOKS of THE FALL – Song For Ewe
Apr15

TOMMY CROOKS of THE FALL – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with TOMMY CROOKS 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 on Velvet Sheep, it’s a man that played guitar for The Fall for their 19th album “Levitate” in 1997. He also added vocals and provided the artwork to the album and the ace “Masquerade” single....

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DALE SHAW of BLOOD SAUSAGE – Song For Ewe
Apr14

DALE SHAW of BLOOD SAUSAGE – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with DALE SHAW of BLOOD SAUSAGE “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 man who upon phoning the Rough Trade shop in the early 90s to talk to Gary Walker of Wiiija I was patched straight through to for an on the spot interview. It was one of the first interviews proper I had done with someone who’d made a record that...

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STEVEN CLARK AKA SCI-FI STEVEN of BIS & BATTERIES – Song For Ewe
Apr13

STEVEN CLARK AKA SCI-FI STEVEN of BIS & BATTERIES – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with STEVEN CLARK AKA SCI-FI STEVEN of BIS & BATTERIES “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 third of punk/riot pop trio bis and the man behind the band who combine the wonk of DEVO with the zoink of Brainiac, Batteries. He’s got not one, not two, but you get the picture – three records available...

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EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. VERSUS HOWLIN’ BANANA MIXXX 2
Apr12

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. VERSUS HOWLIN’ BANANA MIXXX 2

V.S. VERSUS HOWLIN’ BANANA MIXXX 2 For the eighth explosive episode in a series of mixes which pitch Velvet Sheep versus some of our favourite musical compadres… French garage rock label Howlin’ Banana Records give Velvet Sheep fanzine another slippery mix of exclusive garage tunes that are quatre-to the floor! Label boss FuzzTonic Tom has been hard at work with tons of new records out or coming out by Gallic garage heads...

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SANS PAREIL – Lucky 7
Apr12

SANS PAREIL – Lucky 7

SANS PAREIL – 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 Sans Pareil! For ten years, Pariah, now Sans Pareil, has been Thomas Dowse and John Casey. Backed by a new, larger ensemble in 2016, Dowse’s downbeat narrative and feral croons weave in and out of Casey’s maniacal guitar lines, like a tweaked-out Withnail and I fronting Swans....

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