THE SAXOPHONES – Song For Ewe
Jan22

THE SAXOPHONES – 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’s guests are a duo called The Saxophones whose sonorifically satisfying second album “Eternity Bay” on Full Time Hobby Records (out on 6th March) is beautifully emollient and magnificently meditative. The first record “Songs of the Saxophones” was written on a...

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SNAKERATTLERS – Lucky 7
Jan15

SNAKERATTLERS – 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… The SNAKERATTLERS are a hell-bound voyage of death rock, garage punk potency and fragments of the oldest, dustiest rockabilly. Their sound is acerbic, ruthless, erratic and uncompromising, and comes with an underlying message of the importance of always being yourself. The SNAKERATTLERS’ gargantuan, relentless and...

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PHANTOM LIMB – V.S. Label of the Year 2019
Jan14

PHANTOM LIMB – V.S. Label of the Year 2019

Velvet Sheep fanzine’s label of the year for 2019 is Phantom Limb from Brighton. Formed by ex Fat Cat Records (home of Sigur Rós, Animal Collective, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Frightened Rabbit) A&R James Vella and former programmer of contemporary music at the Albert Hall, Mark Pearse and with a team that also features former Fat Cat alumnus Daniel Falvey and Thrill Jockey plugger Ken Li, they’ve been a classy...

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BAND OF HOLY JOY – V.S. Song of the Year 2019, Gig News & New Song For Ewe
Jan06

BAND OF HOLY JOY – V.S. Song of the Year 2019, Gig News & New 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. For the first one of the new decade (and incidentally “song for ewe” #400), and to mark the occasion of a new London gig next week – Friday 17th January at the Water Rats, it’s the return of the mercurial Band of Holy Joy led by the deep thinker, margin walker and...

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