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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JOSH T. PEARSON – Song For Ewe
May16

JOSH T. PEARSON – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with JOSH T. PEARSON “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 one of three Texas boys busy minding their own business when the angel of the Lord came down to the “The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads” (2001) as part of Lift To Experience, a band that combined shoe gaze with post rock,...

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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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JON LANGFORD of THE MEKONS – Song For Ewe
Apr19

JON LANGFORD of THE MEKONS – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with JON LANGFORD of THE MEKONS “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 prolific punk provocateur, originally from Wales, super active in Leeds and now mostly based in Chicago, who formed the iconic and critically acclaimed DIY ensemble The Mekons (originally as drummer, then guitarist), cult post...

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