THE UTOPIA STRONG – Song For Ewe
Sep13

THE UTOPIA STRONG – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today it’s an intense triple header, with an interesting brand new synth psych band called The Utopia Strong with its trio of esteemed members choosing a tune each. They consist of Steve Davis who has swapped the baize of his legendary snooker past for the 1s and 2s (by which I...

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CLARK – Song For Ewe
Sep13

CLARK – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with CLARK “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Velvet Sheep may have originally been a grunge, punk & garage ‘zine but I have always had a soft spot for the hard breaks of Sheffield’s Warp label. One of my albums of 2014 was by Warp Records‘ bleep vet CLARK (with the album...

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WHITFIELD CRANE REVIEW – NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY 04-09-2019
Sep08

WHITFIELD CRANE REVIEW – NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY 04-09-2019

WHITFIELD CRANE REVIEW NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY Coming on like a grown up Beavis, in shorts & flannel shirt, Ugly Kid Joe’s Whitfield Crane starts his first ever solo tour at Nottingham’s mighty Rock City. Whitfield’s voice is still one of rock’s all-time greats, right up there with Ozzy Osbourne and Chris Cornell RIP. The tour posters promise he’ll play “All the songs” from Ugly Kid Joe, Life...

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DANDYLIONS ROCK CITY REVIEW, NOTTINGHAM 04-09-2019
Sep08

DANDYLIONS ROCK CITY REVIEW, NOTTINGHAM 04-09-2019

DANDYLIONS ROCK CITY REVIEW, NOTTINGHAM 04-09-2019 Supporting Whitfield Crane on his first ever tour, DandyLions RAAWWKKED the RAWWWWK CITY! This is a band I’ve never had the opportunity to see live, so I couldn’t believe my luck when I arrived to them sound checking. Like a cross between the Darkness (before they became their own joke) and Andrew WK, the DandyLions could be Nottingham’s best new band. Watching them...

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FEATHER TRADE – Lucky 7
Sep07

FEATHER TRADE – Lucky 7

Feather Trade – Lucky 7 LUCKY 7 is the feature where we ask artists to name their 6 favourite songs by others, and a lucky 7th song of their own… Feather Trade describe themselves as a sound project with visual concentration and collaboration. Boasting a dark and beautiful atmosphere, created by guitars that float over the unforgiving landscape of bass and percussion. Feather Trade assert that vocals provide the human reactionary...

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