MARTHA – Lucky 7
Jun23

MARTHA – 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 is a pop-punk band from the genuinely named Pity Me, near Durham – a bit more reflective than the abrasive Saltburn. Martha have a new (second) album called “Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart” coming out on Fortuna POP! on 8th July and it’s been produced by MJ from the excellent Hookworms....

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UNCLE BUTCHER – Song For Ewe
Jun21

UNCLE BUTCHER – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with UNCLE BUTCHER “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is a Brazilian garage firebrand, one half of The Jam Messengers with his pal Rob K, 100% of Uncle Butcher And His One Man Band. After being introduced to his genius by my second city brothers Birmingham’s ColdRice collective, I’d...

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ANDREW LILES – Song For Ewe
Jun18

ANDREW LILES – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with ANDREW LILES of NURSE WITH WOUND & CURRENT 93 “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is a serious individual, with a voracious appetite for recording and collecting vinyl. A multi-instrumentalist with a vast back catalogue as a solo artiste, but also as a sometime member of Nurse With Wound...

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ANNA NASTY of CHAIN & THE GANG and OLIVIA NEUTRON-JOHN – Song For Ewe
Jun16

ANNA NASTY of CHAIN & THE GANG and OLIVIA NEUTRON-JOHN – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with ANNA NASTY of CHAIN & THE GANG and OLIVIA NEUTRON-JOHN “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is someone who has helped revitalise a new line up for Ian Svenonius’ band Chain & The Gang and also makes what they call post-bro (rather than post-feminist) “experimental...

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NEVILLE STAPLE ex of THE SPECIALS – Song For Ewe
Jun15

NEVILLE STAPLE ex of THE SPECIALS – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with NEVILLE STAPLE ex of THE SPECIALS “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is the toast of the town, chief toaster and singer for The Specials, Fun Boy Three, Special Beat (with Ranking Roger of The Beat) and his own The Neville Staple Band. Although Terry wanted to enjoy himself first,...

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