BETH ARZY of JETSTREAM PONY and LUXEMBOURG SIGNAL – Song For Ewe
Aug15

BETH ARZY of JETSTREAM PONY and LUXEMBOURG SIGNAL – 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 polymath leader of post punk/indie bands Jetstream Pony and The Luxembourg Signal, and who also has or has had a hand in groups including Aberdeen, Charlie Big Time, Trembling Blue Stars and Fireworks. She’s also been involved in Bobby Wratten’s most recent...

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GREY HAIRS – Lucky 7
Aug14

GREY HAIRS – 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 is the turn of Nottingham noisemongers and follicle monikered punks Grey Hairs. They formed in 2011 and had their best year yet last year, supporting VS favs including Hey Colossus, SAVAK and mighty local heroes Sleaford Mods. Grey Hairs features members of bands Fists, Hey Colossus, Kogumaza, Bus Stop...

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JOHN McKEOWN of THE YUMMY FUR – Song For Ewe
Aug09

JOHN McKEOWN of THE YUMMY FUR – 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. I was at University in Mile End, East London in 1995 at the height of Britpop when Blur played the Mile End Stadium. But I didn’t want to be part of that. I’d had my fill of Blur by then. That wasn’t the kind of DIY indie punk that floated my boat and filled the pages of my...

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ROB SHEPHERD of THE SINGING LOINS – Song For Ewe
Aug06

ROB SHEPHERD of THE SINGING LOINS – 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 guitarist from a Medway band very dear to my heart and a keenly remembered part of the Velvet Sheep story since they played an Oxjam gig as VS’s last club “night” (to date) back in 2012, which brought the crowd to tears and the house down. You could...

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NIGEL CLARK of DODGY – Song For Ewe
Jul31

NIGEL CLARK of DODGY – Song For Ewe

© Sam Toolsie 2019 Moral Rights Asserted; This work may not be reproduced without the permission of Sam Toolsie. Photo courtesy of Nigel Clark. “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 energetic singer songwriter synergetic with summer. He’s also a long term activist in a time where it’s...

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