V.S. WRITERS LUCKY 7 of 2017 – THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES
Nov21

V.S. WRITERS LUCKY 7 of 2017 – THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES

V.S. WRITERS Lucky 7 of 2017 – THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES Everybody loves lists this time of year right, so who are we to buck the trend? Velvet Sheep asks it’s trio of writers for their Lucky 7 tunes of the year, and we start with our brother from a Brummy mother, Thomas “T-Bird” Jones (ColdRice, Swampmeat Family Band, Takin’ Care of Business), our resident DJ…(he sneaks one in that’s...

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THE GRANITE SHORE – Lucky 7
Nov17

THE GRANITE SHORE – Lucky 7

THE GRANITE SHORE – 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 band who’ve made one of the albums of the year “Suspended Second” on Occultation Records, The Granite Shore. Occultation label boss, purveyors of sumptuously packaged vinyl, Nick Halliwell (formerly of cult concern The Gift) leads The Granite Shore...

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THE SHE’S – Lucky 7
Nov15

THE SHE’S – Lucky 7

THE SHE’S – 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 San Francisco punk band The She’s. They have a second LP out on Empty Cellar records brilliantly, sardonically and insouciantly called “all female rock and roll quartet”, which is self-produced with the spiritual guidance and counsel of mentor tUne-Yards’...

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RED KITE – Lucky 7
Nov12

RED KITE – Lucky 7

RED KITE – 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 band made up of people from other great new (and established) British underground bands. Daniel Fisher ex of The Cooper Temple Clause (whose vids I used to play a lot when I ran MTV2), Jim Dare from Minuteman (not to be confused with Minutemen) and who also plays with Brett Anderson...

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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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CHARLOTTE CARPENTER – Lucky 7
Oct11

CHARLOTTE CARPENTER – Lucky 7

CHARLOTTE CARPENTER – 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… Blues music comes in many forms. It’s a feeling and an expression; a purity through sound that gets right to the core of the listener and directly delivers the emotion and message in the music. Northampton-born musician Charlotte Carpenter understands this more than most. She’s...

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