JOHNY BROWN of BAND OF HOLY JOY – A Midwinter Lucky 7
Dec18

JOHNY BROWN of BAND OF HOLY JOY – A Midwinter Lucky 7

JOHNY BROWN of BAND OF HOLY JOY – A Midwinter Lucky 7 Johny Brown is one of Velvet Sheep’s favourite artists and people full stop. Both with his long-standing and ever-evolving group, the Band of Holy Joy and with his sonic adventures on equally long-running and distinctive Bad Punk radio show on Resonance FM which I was lucky enough to be a guest on last week, Johny is an absolute force for good and with a discerning taste and...

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V.S. WRITERS LUCKY 7 of 2018 – THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES
Dec18

V.S. WRITERS LUCKY 7 of 2018 – THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES

V.S. WRITERS Lucky 7 of 2018 – THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES   Velvet Sheep loves its resident DJ, Thomas “T-Bird” Jones (ColdRice, Swampmeat Family Band, Takin’ Care of Business) and we’re always keen to hear what rocks his world, and so here are his Lucky 7 tunes of the year… 1. David Byrne ‘Gasoline and Dirty Sheets’ David Byrne returns with an album to rival much of his output of the past and the live shows he...

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SAVAK – Lucky 7
Oct19

SAVAK – Lucky 7

SAVAK – 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 Brooklyn band called SAVAK formed by former members of The Obits, Holy Fuck & The Cops. Sohrab Habibion, Michael Jaworski and Matt Schulz are also bolstered by James Canty ex of DC legends Nation of Ulysses & The Make-Up, and they have a new album “Beg Your Pardon”...

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HAIRBAND – Lucky 7
Oct01

HAIRBAND – Lucky 7

HAIRBAND – 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 Hairband, a Glasgow 5 piece featuring members of groups Spinning Coin, Breakfast Muff, Lush Purr and Kaputt. Despite forming in 2016 they sound timeless like they could equally have been on home on Postcard, Sarah or Wiiija Records they play like Action Painting, have attitude...

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KITE BASE – Lucky 7
Jul10

KITE BASE – Lucky 7

KITE BASE – 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. Drawn together by a love of playing bass and listening to electronica, a refined sense of design aesthetic and a keen interest in the art of origami, Kite Base are also the band that should launch a thousand t-shirts #KITEBASETEE plus they are the best new band in Britain. They were recently...

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MENACE BEACH – Lucky 7
Jul04

MENACE BEACH – Lucky 7

MENACE BEACH – 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 spiky far-out (or I could say farfisa out) Leeds outfit Menace Beach, led by Ryan Needham and Liza Violet. They’ve got a brand new album “Black Rainbow Sound” (produced by Matt Peel of Eagulls) coming at the end of August, following up from early 2017 debut...

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