BEAUTY SLEEP – Lucky 7
Oct16

BEAUTY SLEEP – Lucky 7

BEAUTY SLEEP – 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 a trio from Belfast who got together after using fridge magnets to concoct rude words at a house party, which is only to be admired, and belies the somnambulant dreaminess of their name Beauty Sleep. Like The Wave Machines meet the Go Team and concocted in the Stereolab they are...

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ERIC ERLANDSON of HOLE – Song For Ewe
Sep28

ERIC ERLANDSON of HOLE – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with ERIC ERLANDSON of HOLE “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 bona fide rock n’ roll legend whose music has had real continued resonance both for me personally and for the fanzine. He is the co-founder, songwriter and lead guitarist of Hole which he formed with Courtney Love. I...

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DEAD RIDER – Lucky 7
Sep26

DEAD RIDER – Lucky 7

DEAD RIDER – 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 a real honour to feature the band led by former US Maple guitarist Todd Rittmann, Chicago and Drag City’s Dead Rider. Todd is truly one of the most innovative guitarists of his generation. VS have always been massive US Maple fans – interviewing Mark Shippy back in the...

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JASON BROWN of BRIX & THE EXTRICATED – Song For Ewe
Sep22

JASON BROWN of BRIX & THE EXTRICATED – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with JASON BROWN of BRIX & THE EXTRICATED Jason Brown & band picture by Mudkiss Photography. “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 guitarist par excellence of Brix & The Extricated. Led by Brix Smith-Start ex of The Fall and featuring brothers Steve & Paul Hanley, stalwart rhythm...

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RUTH ROYALL – Song For Ewe
Sep21

RUTH ROYALL – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with RUTH ROYALL “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 new Bristol based singer songwriter about to release a debut single called “4U” written, recorded and produced with Tony Briscoe (Craig David, Beverley Knight). Digital yet with dappled warmth, her sound is very Bristol but her voice...

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