FRANCIS MACDONALD of TEENAGE FANCLUB – Song For Ewe
Mar03

FRANCIS MACDONALD of TEENAGE FANCLUB – 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 drummer and a founder member of Scottish and World indie legends Teenage Fanclub who are about to release their much anticipated tenth album “Endless Arcade” at the end of April. Formerly Francis was in The Boy Hairdressers, a band featuring Raymond...

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SPECIAL FRIEND – Songs For Ewe
Mar02

SPECIAL FRIEND – 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 are a French-American duo called Special Friend who are on the French garage/psych/indie label Howlin’ Banana who we at VS count as bosom buddies t00 (with label boss FuzzTonic Tom having conjured up a couple of stellar mixes for is in the past). Given that I’m...

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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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