POP NOT HATE with BAND OF HOLY JOY – A Lucky 7 (or 10)
May14

POP NOT HATE with BAND OF HOLY JOY – A Lucky 7 (or 10)

The pages of this fanzine overfloweth with praise and love for Johny Brown and his incredible Band of Holy Joy. With the last run of releases “Brutalism Begins At Home” and “Funambulist We Love You” (VS album of the year in 2016) they have hit a truly rich vein of form and they’re now on the cusp of a bounteous, nay glorious new album “Neon Primitives”: an examination of the troubled times...

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EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. vs TCB “SUMMERISH MIXTAPE” 2019
May08

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. vs TCB “SUMMERISH MIXTAPE” 2019

It’s time again for another super sharp shooting mixtape, this time with a slightly optimistic summertime theme from our good brother, DJ Thomas “T-Bird” Jones from the Birmingham soul & garage night Takin’ Care of Business (and rambunctious punks the Swampmeat Family Band plus the legendary DIY promoting co-op ColdRice). It’s always a pleasure (and never a guilty one). Here’s what T-Bird has to...

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#360RAW9 / Leeds Lending Room / Friday 12 July
May05

#360RAW9 / Leeds Lending Room / Friday 12 July

Coming hot on the heels of the announcement of #360RAW8, RICHARD WATSON, promoter of the 360 Club, and ALAN RAW, presenter of BBC Introducing West Yorkshire and BBC Introducing Humberside, are proud to announce the ninth of these special events showcasing the incredible talent emerging from West Yorkshire and beyond. Taking place on FRIDAY 12 JULY – and subtitled #360RAW9 – the event focusses again on the region’s finest and most...

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A.SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS – Lucky 7
May05

A.SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS – Lucky 7

A.SWAZYE & THE GHOSTS – 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… Located beneath Australia, the small island of Tasmania houses A.Swayze & the Ghosts, an exhilarating new garage-punk band. They say desperation breeds genius but often, desperation just breeds further desperation and in an effort to cope with this The Ghosts headed down the...

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IMPERIAL WAX – Lucky 7
May03

IMPERIAL WAX – Lucky 7

Imperial Wax photograph by Elmore 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 that are already absolute Velvet Sheep favourites and whose debut album “Gastwerk Saboteurs” (on Jeff Smith’s Saustex Records on 17 May) is most definitely our album of the year so far. They are: Keiron Melling, Pete Greenway & Dave...

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ELIZABETH MORRIS of ELVA – Song For Ewe
May02

ELIZABETH MORRIS of ELVA – Song For Ewe

Photographs by Jørgen Nordby “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 was the singer of Allo Darlin’, a Kent meets Australian band whose perfect pop album “Europe” I own on resplendent white vinyl and who had a propensity for unusual covers ranging from AC/DC to the Ramones via The Go-Betweens and...

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