PAUL SMITH of MAXIMO PARK – Song For Ewe
Feb26

PAUL SMITH of MAXIMO PARK – 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 a welcome return to VS by that most literate of alt pop poets, Paul Smith of Maxïmo Park on the day that their 7th LP is released. They’ve gone from “Risk To Exist”in 2017 which spoke to social injustice and the pervading doom of Brexit and Trump to the at...

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VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode Four – THE NEON HOSPICE
Feb24

VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode Four – THE NEON HOSPICE

Here’s a link to last night’s third episode of Velvet Sheep radio – a show that’s broadcast fortnightly on www.theneonhospice.com It included “song for ewe” choices from the following: Vic Godard (Subway Sect) Dave Henderson (Disco Zombies) Martin Bramah (Blue Orchids) James Johnston (Gallon Drunk) & Steve Gullick Rob Moss (Government Issue/Rob Moss & Skin-Tight Skin) Sally Anne Morgan (House & Land, The Black...

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JAMES JOHNSTON & STEVE GULLICK – Songs for Ewe
Feb22

JAMES JOHNSTON & STEVE GULLICK – Songs 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 have an outstanding brand new album out called “We Travel Time” under their own names, but it’s not the first time they’ve recorded together having first recorded as “…bender” in 2004. I’ve been a fan of James Johnston for...

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BAND OF HOLY JOY – Notes From A Gallery
Feb22

BAND OF HOLY JOY – Notes From A Gallery

As is well documented on these pages, I am a big, big fan of the Band of Holy Joy, since the early 90s as one of the catalysts to getting Velvet Sheep fanzine up and running. They are a band in the form of their lives, led as ever by the insightful, prophetic, poetic raconteur and flaneur Johny Brown. Mr. Brown works in many mediums beyond the clarion call of Holy Joy, including spoken word recordings and iconic long-time broadcasts...

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SCOTT DEVENDORF of LNZNDRF – Song For Ewe
Feb12

SCOTT DEVENDORF of LNZNDRF – 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 usually one half of the rhythm section and a founder member of US uber-group The National along with his brother Bryan Devendorf, and together they’re also in the band LNZNDRF teaming up with Benjamin Lanz (a touring member of The National and in the band Beirut) and...

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