ALFIE JACKSON of TALE OF TWO – Song For Ewe
Jul10

ALFIE JACKSON of TALE OF TWO – Song For Ewe

Photo by Ben Donoghue “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 one half of a band formerly named Two, now with the new deliciously Dickensian moniker Tale of Two (easier to find in a search engine too). Alongside his partner in crime, Gemma Rogers, a true star-in-the-making, Alfie (formerly of indie band The...

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MIKE WATT of MINUTEMEN, FIREHOSE, THE STOOGES & for European tour FLIPPER ! – Song For Ewe
Jul09

MIKE WATT of MINUTEMEN, FIREHOSE, THE STOOGES & for European tour FLIPPER ! – Song For Ewe

“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 bona fide living legend, and we don’t say it lightly. Watt from Pedro! Founder of a band that truly could be your life, and have been mine, Minutemen whose songs “Viet Nam” and “History Lesson Part II” are in a perpetual loop in my house, bass...

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ANTHONY REYNOLDS – Song For Ewe
Jul09

ANTHONY REYNOLDS – Song For Ewe

“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 leader of the Too Pure era band of smoke-hazed savant auteurs Jack (and Jacques) a long time solo singer songwriter, and collaborator with fellow VS fav writer Kirk Lake and is about to release a new solo record called “A Painter’s Life” on Rocket Girl...

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BAND OF HOLY JOY “Neon Primitives” Review
Jul05

BAND OF HOLY JOY “Neon Primitives” Review

Johny Brown is a real poet prophet of our profoundly divided times, and his mercurial group Band of Holy Joy have hit a purple patch in the backdrop of increasing sociopolitical darkness. 2017’s “Funambulist We Love You” was the Velvet Sheep album of the year and it seemed to be both barometer and lightning rod for the year when it was time to decide whether “To Leave Or Remain”. In parts whistful, rueful...

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MADONNATRON – Songs For Ewe
Jul01

MADONNATRON – Songs For Ewe

“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 guests have just released their second record “Musica Alla Puttanesca” on Trashmouth Records and it rules (no mean feat since the first s/t album was already at the sharp end of my old pals the Quietus’ album of the year list in ’17). The agreeably moody promo...

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GAUCHE – Lucky 7
Jul01

GAUCHE – Lucky 7

Gauche by Jen Dessinger LUCKY 7 is the feature where we ask artists and music folk to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own…today it’s an incendiary band from Washington DC who I’ve been excited about since I heard they signed to Merge Records last year and who are on the verge of releasing the confidently titled “A People’s History of Gauche”. Sounding like a melting pot of...

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