RACHEL GRIMES of RACHEL’S – Song For Ewe
Oct16

RACHEL GRIMES of RACHEL’S – 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 an otherworldly force, an artist who I first became aware of in the Louisville, Kentucky band Rachel’s, whose first two albums “Handwriting” and “Music For Egon Schiele” I had been sent on promo tape via Touch & Go. They were full of epic,...

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TRUDI TANGERINE of THE POOH STICKS – Song For Ewe
Oct10

TRUDI TANGERINE of THE POOH STICKS – 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 was part of a great indie band that I have super fond memories of. The Pooh Sticks were Peel favs, with seemingly soft but exceedingly sharp lyrics and sub 2 minute pearls of pop wisdom. I was a massive fan of the song “Alan McGee” with it’s knowing refrain...

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THE MONOCHROME SET (ANDY WARREN) – New Lucky 7
Sep19

THE MONOCHROME SET (ANDY WARREN) – New 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…today’s it’s the welcome return of a band held in much esteem and affection at Velvet Sheep – they may have been formed in the discontented winter of late 70s but they’re very much enjoying an Indian summer with six fantastic records since they reformed for an official third time. Last time...

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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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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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