THE ESSEX GREEN – Lucky 7
Jun20

THE ESSEX GREEN – Lucky 7

THE ESSEX GREEN – 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 Brooklyn band of Lush / St. Etienne style sophisticates The Essex Green, with a new album called “Hardly Electronic” due on 29th June via Merge Records. They’ve been going since 1998 with four albums between ’99 and ’06 and were associated with the...

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THE COMMON COLD – Lucky 7
May29

THE COMMON COLD – Lucky 7

THE COMMON COLD – 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 the best thing to come out of Preston since the brutalist but beautiful grade II listed bus garage, a band called The Common Cold. They feature someone very familiar to the pages of Velvet Sheep, Ajay Saggar (Donkey, The Bent Moustache, Deutsche Ashram, King Champion...

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MJ HIBBETT & THE VALIDATORS – Lucky 7
May21

MJ HIBBETT & THE VALIDATORS – Lucky 7

MJ HIBBETT & THE VALIDATORS – 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 the band led by an absolute hero of Velvet Sheep, not least because he’s played at our nights back when we did that, he once recorded a birthday song for my wife and he’s chosen the 200th ever “song for ewe” and a Xmas Lucky 7,...

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E – Lucky 7
May10

E – Lucky 7

E – 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 Boston trio, called E – that features a face very familiar to Velvet Sheep fanzine (and to other encounters via The Quietus), Thalia Zedek, legend of Come, Live Skull, Uzi and latterly the Thalia Zedek Band whose song “Fell So Hard” I chose as my song of the year for tQ...

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BAND OF HOLY JOY – THE DEVIL HAS A HOLD ON THE LAND GIG & New Lucky 7
May08

BAND OF HOLY JOY – THE DEVIL HAS A HOLD ON THE LAND GIG & New Lucky 7

BAND OF HOLY JOY – The Devil Has A Hold On The Land Gig & New 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 spesh, as one of Velvet Sheep’s favourite bands the Band of Holy Joy have a new gig meets indoor all-day festival coming at the Bones & Pearl in London on Sunday 27th May, and we don’t need any more...

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THE NIGHTINGALES & VIC GODARD – Brand New Lucky 7
May01

THE NIGHTINGALES & VIC GODARD – Brand New Lucky 7

THE NIGHTINGALES & VIC GODARD – 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 an absolute favourite of Velvet Sheep fanzine, “cult Midlands pop band” The Nightingales led by Robert Lloyd who have teamed up with punk rock legend from the Subway Sect – Vic Godard to create the luckiest 7″ this year...

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