LULU LEWIS “Genuine Psychic” Review
Jul16

LULU LEWIS “Genuine Psychic” Review

From New York, Lulu Lewis are husband and wife duo of Pablo Martin (Tom Tom Club, The Du-Rites) and Dylan Hundley (Metropolitan) and we’ve been raving about them for a while here on VS. They’ve been putting in the hours in darkened rooms in the five boroughs, and sharing stages with the likes of Lenny Kaye and Richard Lloyd, and collaborating with the funkiest drummer in post punk, Fugazi & Messthetics Brendan Canty...

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OLI HEFFERNAN of IVAN THE TOLERABLE & THE ELASTIC BAND – Song For Ewe
Jul15

OLI HEFFERNAN of IVAN THE TOLERABLE & THE ELASTIC BAND – Song For Ewe

“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 has released his twentieth album in 7 years as Ivan The Tolerable. It’s called “Rations” and it’s on Bristol’s Stolen Body Records, which after a great run on labels like Third Uncle, Art Is Hard, Endless, Forward Fast, Ack! Ack! Ack! and...

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DAVID LESTER of MECCA NORMAL – Song For Ewe
Jul12

DAVID LESTER of MECCA NORMAL – Song For Ewe

“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 founder member of the extraordinary Canadian punk rock band Mecca Normal. Favs of VS when we a paper zine back in the 90s, they were a key riot grrrl touchstone, with records on some ace labels like K Records and Matador, and we’ve been lucky enough to have...

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KURTIS MAYO of SKATING POLLY – Song For Ewe
Jul12

KURTIS MAYO of SKATING POLLY – Song For Ewe

“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 from an explosive band that have themselves been chosen before, by Lisa Koenig of Calamity Jane who said this of them: “They are a couple of sisters now living in Tacoma, Wash who never fail to do everything RIGHT! I’m enamoured by them. They make great...

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HELEN McCOOKERYBOOK – Song For Ewe
Jul11

HELEN McCOOKERYBOOK – Song For Ewe

“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 another in a fine line of musicians I’ve made contact with through the ever astute and discerning Johny Brown of Band of Holy Joy, and it’s a singer-songwriter whose part joie de vivre, part vive le punk. Helen McCallum, also Dr. Helen...

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