SLEAFORD MODS – Lucky 7
Feb21

SLEAFORD MODS – Lucky 7

SLEAFORD MODS – Lucky 7 LUCKY 7 is the feature where we ask artists to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own… Today, it’s not the Brexit-y Rollers, it’s Velvet Sheep favourites, true modern day punks (punks Nottz dead?) the Sleaford Mods, on the verge of their new album “English Tapas” (released on Rough Trade a week on Friday, 3rd March). This time Jason Williamson even...

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HANNAH GLEDHILL of H. GRIMACE – Song For Ewe
Feb20

HANNAH GLEDHILL of H. GRIMACE – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with HANNAH GLEDHILL of H. GRIMACE “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. In a double header today’s second guest is singer/guitarist of new London based post-punk combo H. Grimace. They’ve got an album coming in April called “Self Architect”, whose first track “2.1 Woman” features...

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JOEL GION of BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Song For Ewe
Feb20

JOEL GION of BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with JOEL GION of BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE    “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 percussionist and one of three original members from a band that wears its rock n roll portmanteau with pride, Brian Jonestown Massacre of “Dig!” film infamy. He’s got sideburns that...

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SIX BY SEVEN – Lucky 7
Feb15

SIX BY SEVEN – Lucky 7

SIX BY SEVEN – Lucky 7  LUCKY 7 is the feature where we ask artists to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own… Today, aptly it’s the turn of Nottingham’s Six By Seven. When I first heard them in the late 90s, on some plainly decorated Beggars’ Banquet 12″s they seemed both classy and out of step with the other stuff that I was hearing while ensconced at my first job at MTV. Their...

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LIFT TO EXPERIENCE “THE TEXAS-JERUSALEM CROSSROADS” REVIEW
Feb15

LIFT TO EXPERIENCE “THE TEXAS-JERUSALEM CROSSROADS” REVIEW

LIFT TO EXPERIENCE ‘The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads’ (Mute) Unbelievably I missed this epic beaut the first time round. I knew the band name but always got them confused with Explosions In The Sky. It was only when I belonged to the Rough Trade Album of the Month club and received Josh T Pearson’s hushed gem of an album “Last Of The Country Gentleman” that I got fully immersed into Josh’s unrivalled hallowed...

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