Month: December 2017

BAND OF HOLY JOY – Lucky 7 & Album Of The Year

“I know this is meant to be seven lucky new things but in the light of the current situation I just wanted to pay a bit respect to The Fall and a toss up between the contrived wild of Lana Del Ray or the understated haunting of Silvi Vignola made way for “The North Will Rise Again”. I’ve always loved this track and it’s main protagonist Joe Totale whose cynical view of a mired Britain remains as pertinent now as it did then.”

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Everybody loves lists this time of year right, so who are we to buck the trend? Velvet Sheep asks it’s trio of writers for their Lucky 7 tunes of the year, and stepping up to the oche, into the breach, up to his neck, is VS fanzine creator and captain Nick Hutchings (seen above in his TV job – no it wasn’t a Kleenex commercial). He chooses Royal Trux, The Fall, Band of Holy Joy, Nightingales, Sleaford Mods, Thurston Moore and Kid Congo…

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