TABLE SCRAPS – Lucky 7
Dec13

TABLE SCRAPS – Lucky 7

TABLE SCRAPS – 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 new garage band in Britain. From Birmingham, Table Scraps features an old Velvet Sheep mate, Scott Abbott, who played at VS when it was a club night nearly ten years ago, both with band The Big Bang and Vinny & The Curse. Table Scraps is Scott, TJ and Poppy...

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HILMA NIKOLAISEN – Song For Ewe
Dec12

HILMA NIKOLAISEN – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with HILMA NIKOLAISEN “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 used to play bass in her brother’s noisepop band Serena-Maneesh on 4AD records and is a Norwegian songwriter and chanteuse who has just released a sleigh bell smattered, ho, ho, ho-ing slice of pop genius called “Merrily...

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MJ HIBBETT & THE VALIDATORS – A Xmas Song For Ewe
Dec11

MJ HIBBETT & THE VALIDATORS – A Xmas Song For Ewe

“A XMAS SONG FOR EWE” with MJ HIBBETT of MJ HIBBETT & THE VALIDATORS “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 is a VS hero, having played twice when Velvet Sheep was a club night, chosen the 200th ever “song for ewe” and writing a song for my wonderful wife’s birthday once (with me on...

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EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. vs TCB “WE CAN FEEL YOUR PRESENTS” Xmas 2017
Dec08

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. vs TCB “WE CAN FEEL YOUR PRESENTS” Xmas 2017

EXCLUSIVE MIX – V.S. VERSUS Takin’ Care Of Business – WE CAN FEEL YOUR PRESENTS, Xmas 2017 With chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and egg nogs aplenty, it’s time to sack off early and stick a paper crown on your (egg) noggin. So with that in mind, here’s a full on funky Christmas that James Brown would be proud of, courtesy of another top notch mix from blues Brother T-Bird Jones of Birmingham soul & rock night...

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BAND OF HOLY JOY – Lucky 7 & Album Of The Year
Dec05

BAND OF HOLY JOY – Lucky 7 & Album Of The Year

BAND OF HOLY JOY – Lucky 7 & Velvet Sheep’s Album of the Year For “Funambulist We Love You” 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 welcome return to Velvet Sheep fanzine by Band of Holy Joy, whose album “Funambulist We Love You” is our album of the year. There will always be a bit of my heart devoted to Holy Joy since first seeing them...

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V.S. WRITERS LUCKY 7 of 2017 – NICK HUTCHINGS
Dec01

V.S. WRITERS LUCKY 7 of 2017 – NICK HUTCHINGS

V.S. WRITERS Lucky 7 of 2017 – NICK HUTCHINGS 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 stepping up to the oche, into the breach, up to his neck, is VS fanzine creator and captain Nick Hutchings (seen above in his TV job – no it wasn’t a Kleenex commercial). And since that’s me, I will stop talking in...

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