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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REVIEW – SUDAKISTAN “CABALLO NEGRO”
Jan05

REVIEW – SUDAKISTAN “CABALLO NEGRO”

I first met Luke Reilly of Stockholm based garage/psych/punk label PNKSLM when his then band The Lusts were brought on the bill of a Velvet Sheep gig at the Whitechapel Gallery on the recommendation of my Birmingham ColdRice label buddies The Big Bang. Borrowing amps and mustering drums when they plugged in they nearly made ears bleed such was their high end trouble making garage treble. I became mates with Luke, and really wanted to...

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REVIEW – WITCHELL IN WONDERLAND – Garage Dragon Becomes Lisbon Lion
Sep12

REVIEW – WITCHELL IN WONDERLAND – Garage Dragon Becomes Lisbon Lion

WITCHELL IN WONDERLAND – WELSH GARAGE DRAGON BECOMES LISBON LION By Thomas “T-Bird” Jones Keep your eyes and ears open In a small secluded corner of Lisbon, Portugal and you will find one of the most amazing nights of Rock ‘n Roll in your life. The Wonderland Club is run by Ian Witchell, a Welsh man of impeccable taste in music. Assisted by Maria P and some of Europe and the World’s greatest DJ’s he...

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