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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JIM JONES of JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND – Song For Ewe
Sep02

JIM JONES of JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND – 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 the bluesy touchpaper of a TNT packed rock band that are righteous in every sense. Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind recently released their second album “CollectiV” and in the spirit of heroes like Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Cramps, Coachwhips, Gallon...

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KENDRA AMALIE – Song For Ewe
Aug19

KENDRA AMALIE – Song For Ewe

Kendra Amalie live, photo by Dan Jarvis “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 bandleader, songwriter, experimentalist and sometime 12-string finger picking shredder! From Wisconsin, Kendra has a new album called “Intuition” out on 6 September on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond records and it features a...

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KILLS BIRDS – Lucky 7
Aug16

KILLS BIRDS – Lucky 7

Kills Birds photo by Michelle Laine 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…today is the turn of an LA-based band called Kills Birds whose new track “Worthy Girl” Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth has colourfully described as “hot as fuck”, which is high praise indeed. The band began as a secret project in 2017 between vocalist Nina Ljeti...

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