ZOË HOWE – Song For Ewe
Jun29

ZOË HOWE – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with ZOË HOWE “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 it’s a music writer extraordinaire, whose debut novel “Shine On, Marquee Moon” was shortlisted for the Virginia Prize for Fiction in 2016. Their extensive canon of punky rock biogs includes “Typical Girls? The Story of The Slits”,...

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TALULLAH RUFF – Song For Ewe
Jun27

TALULLAH RUFF – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with TALULLAH RUFF “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 it’s the turn of someone new to the zine, a NYC based singer-songwriter about to release her debut EP “What Is Honest”. Accompanied by shuffling brush drums and tinkling art noir piano, this is late night, bottom of the glass stuff, like...

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GUNS N’ ROSES LIVE REVIEW – London 16-06-2017
Jun20

GUNS N’ ROSES LIVE REVIEW – London 16-06-2017

Guns N’ Roses: Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1989 They may be older, they may be fatter but like The Who, Guns N’ Roses prove every doubter wrong. With his diva prone ways, poor time keeping and Keith Lemon stylings, Axl Rose’s GNR could never be considered the real thing without Slash or Duff and Axl knows this. Mention GNR and people sneer, add Slash’s name into the mix and level up; you...

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CAN “THE SINGLES” REVIEW
Jun17

CAN “THE SINGLES” REVIEW

CAN ‘The Singles’ (Mute) I was lucky enough to meet the legendary Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt of Can while I was at MTV Europe in the mid 90s. Toby Amies had just left to measure Long Island and find his fortune while not cutting his hair in MTV NY and so the show I worked on MTV Alternative Nation was without its captain. Behind the scenes I was desperately trying to get John Robb of The Membranes to present it and also harboured...

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BILLY COTÉ of MADDER ROSE – Song For Ewe
Jun15

BILLY COTÉ of MADDER ROSE – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with BILLY COTÉ of MADDER ROSE “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 it’s the main songwriter & guitarist of 90s indie heroes and John Peel Festive 50 favs Madder Rose. On all 4 of their albums, he went onto make 2 records with Madder Rose bandmate Mary Lorson as Piano Creeps (one also featuring...

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