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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JESSICA MOSS – Song For Ewe
Jun08

JESSICA MOSS – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with JESSICA MOSS  “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 Montreal based violinist and composer, who is a permanent member of Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, founding member of Black Ox Orkestar, part of long lost legend Vic Chesnutt‘s touring band and a collaborator with VS friend...

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SCHOOL DAMAGE – Lucky 7
Jun07

SCHOOL DAMAGE – Lucky 7

SCHOOL DAMAGE – 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, is the turn of a quartet from Melbourne called School Damage. They play wonky pop that’s part Stereolab, part Vaselines, part Young Marble Giants and yet all their own. They also have a band photo that I absolutely love – it’s a bit moody, a bit surprised, a bit...

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BLACK MEKON – Song For Ewe
Jun02

BLACK MEKON – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with BLACK MEKON “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 shadowy man on a shadowy planet, part of the mysterious garage rock (mostly) duo from Birmingham, outer space, Black Mekon. Specialising in brutal, four to the floor Coachwhips style garage, and hiding both behind masks and alter egos, my...

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