“SHARON SIGNS TO CHERRY RED” COMPILATION – REVIEW
Feb01

“SHARON SIGNS TO CHERRY RED” COMPILATION – REVIEW

‘SHARON SIGNS TO CHERRY RED’ compilation (School Daze) A while back, good friend to Velvet Sheep fanzine, Julie Cafritz of Pussy Galore chose as her “song for ewe” a tune i’d never heard before – “Launderette” by Vivien Goldman. It was one of the best choices we’ve had on these pages, I bought it and played it loads. Here’s a reminder of how Julie described it… JULIE...

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NIGHTINGALES “BECOME NOT BECOMING” EP – Review
Jan27

NIGHTINGALES “BECOME NOT BECOMING” EP – Review

NIGHTINGALES ‘Become Not Becoming’ (Tiny Global Productions) To conclude our Nightingales week on Velvet Sheep, today the new record is out, and it’s a fizzing firecracker as befits a record whose opening lyrics are “don’t wanna be all work and no play” and whose opening song has the self-effacing title “B-Side At Best”. Not only are Robert Lloyd’s lyrics always playfully sardonic, they are...

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THEE MVPs debut album (finally)!
Dec07

THEE MVPs debut album (finally)!

THEE MVPs are a bunch of MC5 loving miscreants that feature a genuine Gravesender, the Punk-a-hontus that is Charlie Wyatt, and now they’ve got a debut album (finally) despite wrecking house parties all over, bringing a little bit of Castle Face Records to Rochester Castle (or at least its environs). The album is “Most Valuable Players”, a nod of course to the bandname, and with its collection of singles to date,...

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MOBY ‘These Systems Are Failing’ – ALBUM REVIEW
Nov08

MOBY ‘These Systems Are Failing’ – ALBUM REVIEW

MOBY & THE VOID PACIFIC CHOIR ‘These Systems Are Failing’ Album Review In 1999 no record collection was complete without a copy of Moby’s ‘Play’. People congratulated themselves at dinner parties for owning it and students used it as a key weapon in their arsenal of seduction. What many might not know is Moby was, and still is, a punk rocker, a metalhead even. It’s this Moby we welcome back with...

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REVIEW – BLACK MEKON’S SINGLES CLUB
Apr22

REVIEW – BLACK MEKON’S SINGLES CLUB

BLACK MEKON’S SINGLES CLUB Birmingham garage vigilates’ new vinyl venture by VELVET SHEEP’S THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES “INCOMING..INCOMING.. I’m here with Black Mekon and his brother Black Mekon and we’re knocking back bourbon in Christ’s Gasoline chewing the fat. They’ve given me honour of passing you. The Velvet Sheep readers, a brand new video directed by the always talented Mr Radar for the ear...

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REVIEW – BIRMINGHAM’S BRUMSUNG HEROES
Mar11

REVIEW – BIRMINGHAM’S BRUMSUNG HEROES

BRUMSUNG HEROES.. A shout out to the unsung heroes that go about making Birmingham a brighter place.. by VELVET SHEEP’S THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES BEN DRUMMOND.. You’re in Birmingham and you wanna hear some Sixties Freak Outs and Seventies Fuzz Classics. See my main man Ben Drummond at one of his classic nights. Choose either Wax Truths or glide along to The International Submarine Club. You won’t be...

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