MINT SOURCE – June’s top ten tunes
Jun25

MINT SOURCE – June’s top ten tunes

MINT SOURCE – June’s Top Ten Tunes “straight from the Sheep’s mouth”. Yeah Yeah Noh – In A Loop In Time At home I mentioned that the Thatcher era post punk bands were back with a vengeance, to which came the reply “in your world maybe”. That’s right, but they are rocking my world again. While The Nightingales have released my favourite album this year, and The Membranes have put...

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DAVID GRUBBS of GASTR DEL SOL – Song For Ewe
Jun24

DAVID GRUBBS of GASTR DEL SOL – Song For Ewe

SONG FOR EWE with DAVID GRUBBS of GASTR DEL SOL, SQUIRREL BAIT & BASTRO “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is someone whose intelligent approach to noise then avant-garde has spilled over into fully fledged academia – it’s the Louisville music legend behind Squirrel Bait, Bastro and Gastr...

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JULIE CAFRITZ of PUSSY GALORE & FREE KITTEN
Jun22

JULIE CAFRITZ of PUSSY GALORE & FREE KITTEN

“SONG FOR EWE” with JULIE CAFRITZ of PUSSY GALORE & FREE KITTEN “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is someone for whom an SM57 microphone in the hand is like a stick of dynamite, she’s not only been in one epochal punk band she’s been in two, both of which seismically rocked my...

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SO STRESSED – Lucky 7
Jun22

SO STRESSED – Lucky 7

SO STRESSED – Lucky 7.  Lucky 7 is our regular feature where bands select 6 songs that have influenced their music then, as a super duper bonus, they get to select their Lucky 7 – one of their own! Today we feature Sacramento post-hardcore/noise trio So Stressed. Over to you Stress heads! 1. Sam Amidon – 1842 If we could tour with anybody, I would want to tour with Michael Jackson, but since Michael is no longer of...

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DAUGHN GIBSON – Song For Ewe
Jun18

DAUGHN GIBSON – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with DAUGHN GIBSON “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is a giant-sized crooner with a voice deeper than the Atlantic who was responsible for my album of the year 2 years back, and has just last week dropped another killer installment to his serial, it’s Sub Pop’s...

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