SWAMPMEAT FAMILY BAND – brand new track **WORLD EXCLUSIVE**
Jan31

SWAMPMEAT FAMILY BAND – brand new track **WORLD EXCLUSIVE**

Today, we are pumped up to announce a Velvet Sheep exclusive of a brand new track by one of this fanzine’s favourite bands, the second city’s own country outlaws: Swampmeat Family Band. They literally feel like family since drummer Thomas “T-Bird” Jones is a regular contributor to these pages including as a DJ whose mixes have truly lit up VS since it turned digital 5 years ago. In fact both...

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HELEN MONEY – Song For Ewe
Jan27

HELEN MONEY – 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 guest is a virtuoso cellist and composer who’s mastery of malevolent minimalism leads me to catatonic inertia, like a sorcerer’s spell or staring too long into a Bridget Riley op art monochrome. Alison Chesley records under the moniker Helen Money, and her mint...

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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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