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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PEOPLE CLUB – Lucky 7
Feb12

PEOPLE CLUB – 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 it’s a Berlin based ex-pat indie pop collective who bring together a diaspora of musical influences and a plethora of political invective. Fittingly called People Club they tie together the bittersweetness of Joan As Policewoman with the slick playing of the Spinners, and it’s a heady and edifyingly...

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VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode Three – THE NEON HOSPICE
Feb10

VELVET SHEEP RADIO SHOW Episode Three – 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: Ben Ayres (Cornershop) Gary Walker (Wiiija Records) Vern Rumsey (Unwound) Tamar Aphek (Kill Rock Stars Records) Maggie Vail (Bangs/Kill Rock Stars) Rob Pursey (Swansea Sound/Catenary Wires/Heavenly/Skep Wax Records) Dale Crover (Melvins)...

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JAN ST WERNER of MOUSE ON MARS – Song For Ewe
Feb03

JAN ST WERNER of MOUSE ON MARS – 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 returning to these pages, having last time out picked that absolute goth disco classic “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus. Jan St. Werner is one half of the Berlin based electronica duo Mouse on Mars whom I’ve held in great affection since they guest...

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