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OREN AMBARCHI – Song For Ewe

"I was fortunate to meet Annette Peacock a few times and I mentioned how much I loved "Real and Defined Androgens". She replied, "Yeah, two chords, simple yet very effective. That one was really big in the gay s&m clubs!"."

Song for Ewe

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OREN AMBARCHI – Song For Ewe

"I was fortunate to meet Annette Peacock a few times and I mentioned how much I loved "Real and Defined Androgens". She replied, "Yeah, two chords, simple yet very effective. That one was really big in the gay s&m clubs!"."

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SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE – Lucky 7

"Some of my favourite performances recently have been unaccompanied vocal folk singing. I stumbled across Shovel Dance Collective performing in the courtyard at Supersonic and again at midnight around the (digital) campfire at Supernormal. Their presentation of authentic, trad working class songs of struggle and hopefulness are so beautiful and have been absolutely joyful in these awful times."

PAUL SMITH of MAXIMO PARK – Song For Ewe

“Their harmonies are deliciously tight, but it’s the melody and groove that make this song transcendent. I often think of the African-American origins of gospel when I listen to this powerful type of music, and how the religious idea of an afterlife (providing respite from earthly suffering) is closely tied to the lived experience of racial injustice. Sadly, there is a deep well for gospel singers to draw upon, in that respect. Looking at our current uncertainty and daily isolation, the idea of a better time ahead is a strong one, making this song even more poignant today”

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LEE RANALDO & RAÜL REFREE – Song(s) For Ewe

“We listened in fascination to these tracks, which ranged from about 20 seconds to 3 minutes (shades of the brevity of California’s The Minutemen, and the UK’s Wire, both of which began around the same time). Turns out they were improvised with 2 microphones and a simple tape machine over 10 days of experimental jamming in the living room of one of the members (we were recording in similar fashion at the time!), then edited down to the album tracks.”

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