AMPLIFIER – Lucky 7
Jul26

AMPLIFIER – Lucky 7

AMPLIFIER – 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… Everyone who’s been to Manchester has a similar story to tell; they got stuck behind a slow moving vehicle on the way in; the city was way bigger and way cooler than they were expecting “It’s like London in the North!” they cry; and they saw Mani from the Stone...

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GOLD CLASS – Lucky 7
Jul25

GOLD CLASS – Lucky 7

GOLD CLASS – 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 Australian post punk four piece Gold Class. Think Bronski Beat “Smalltown Boy” crossed with Fugazi’s “Waiting Room” and throw in some pleasingly agricultural production by Gareth Liddiard of VS favs The Drones, and you’ll be some way...

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THE PEACERS – Lucky 7
Jul17

THE PEACERS – Lucky 7

THE PEACERS – 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 The Peacers! Peacers is the new-ish (circa 2015) super-exciting band of Mike Donovan, San Francisco garage punk, cohort of Ty Segall, and formerly of Sic Alps. On the peerless Drag City records, the label ostensibly formed to put out records by my all-time favs Royal...

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SEXTILE – Lucky 7
Jul06

SEXTILE – Lucky 7

SEXTILE – 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 astrologically named and attuned LA band Sextile, on the verge of releasing their second album of jittering pulses and irresistible motorik rhythm “Albeit Living” (out on 14th July). With the locked-on groove of Suicide and the narked irritability of Alien Sex...

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ZOË HOWE – Song For Ewe
Jun29

ZOË HOWE – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with ZOË HOWE “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 a music writer extraordinaire, whose debut novel “Shine On, Marquee Moon” was shortlisted for the Virginia Prize for Fiction in 2016. Their extensive canon of punky rock biogs includes “Typical Girls? The Story of The Slits”,...

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TALULLAH RUFF – Song For Ewe
Jun27

TALULLAH RUFF – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with TALULLAH RUFF “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 turn of someone new to the zine, a NYC based singer-songwriter about to release her debut EP “What Is Honest”. Accompanied by shuffling brush drums and tinkling art noir piano, this is late night, bottom of the glass stuff, like...

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